Hi Angelique, I appreciate your article and your open-mindedness to both sides of the conversation — marriage vs. not marriage. As a reader, I can tell that you have a lot of love and respect in your heart, and that you are open to many different perspectives, that’s awesome.
I agree that each person should do what is best for him/herself when it comes to love, romance, and relationships.
I personally, however, believe in marriage for myself. I was single and dated freely and openly for awhile, but once I got into a committed relationship and got married, I have found the benefits of monogamy and marriage to be really incredible.
It can be challenging and difficult at times, but the ability one has to grow, learn about oneself and your partner, and to experience healing, miracles, and the wonder of love in new and exciting ways is possible in marriage, too. Going through life with another person has not taken away from my individuality, creativity, or personal joy — it has added to it, expanded it, and made me see things in a new perspective. Just sayin’.
Keep up your great writing, thanks again for your perspective, and blessings to you!
Kristen v.H. Middleton