Share your thoughts, feelings, and stories as well as respond to others regarding these questions:
What do you think the general attitude toward and outlook on marriage is?
I’ll get us started …
From my personal experience, the general attitude toward marriage is a negative one. It seems a lot of people have lost hope and faith in the possibility of having a lifelong marriage. TV shows, movies, and magazines paint this picture that marriage is some sort of death sentence. Wives are constantly portrayed as these controlling nags that their husbands can’t stand, and husbands are apparently a bunch of sports-obsessed meatheads that can’t control themselves when it comes to women they’re not married to. It’s not looking good out there for married people according to the world.
Fortunately for my husband and me, we have found that the general perception and outlook on marriage is a lie. Marriage is what you make of it. If you put the time, effort, love, work, and sacrifice into it that it requires, you will reap the wonderful rewards.
We’ve also made sure to surround ourselves with other couples that love each other and being married. We find it to be necessary, refreshing, and a great way to spur our own marriage on. So, while the world screams at us that marriage is the end-all to happiness, we choose to listen to and project our own counter-cultural message that marriage rocks!
Okay, it’s your turn!
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