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Marriage: A Relationship Unlike Any Other

Rondoman Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 9:55 AM
Almost every woman enters a marriage with a lot of baggage that is not her own choosing. Being used, abused, cursed, ridiculed, maligned, raped, kicked from one foster home to another and then being adopted by a man and wife who just wanted to use her as a domestic slave to take care of them in their old age and then incestually raped by the adoptive father describes my wife's torment. My wife is my crown jewel. I proved to myself that true love is not what one receives but what one gives, and I have always believed that since I became a Christian at the age of 13.
DCM in FL Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 10:00 AM
"Almost every woman enters a marriage with a lot of baggage that is not her own choosing."

Sadly that's largely a symptom of the current age. Such has probably always been the case to some extent, but not nearly as much as now.

You are congratulated for making a marriage work under such circumstances. Not everyone can deal with that kind of baggage in another, or make things work when they have it themselves.

NOTE: This is the fifth column in a series of columns related to National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, 2013. The fourth column is available here.

Many of us will recall the song from Sesame Street that begins, “One of these things is not like the other.” The song conveyed to viewers that not everything, or every relationship, is the same; we have different capabilities and purposes.

The government routinely sings this song as it recognizes and seeks to support certain relationships based on their uniqueness, their distinctive purpose, or their benefit to society.

One such relationship that is unlike...