Christian Marriage Research Paper

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Events in life can change the way people think of their lives. I attended an interracial marriage that taught me the meaning of love, adjustment and sacrifice. The bride (Anjali) and the groom (Ryan) are happily married because of the love they share for each other. They had to make significant adjustments in their lifestyle in order to do that. With adjustments come a significant amount of sacrifices that both bride and the groom had to make. At the end of that day, I learned how to adjust, love and sacrifice for someone whom I do not want to lose. After two years of their marriage, they feel blessed that they met each other and do not regret the decision of getting married. I can always see the tremendous love in their eyes for …show more content…
During the wedding, two separate functions were arranged. Due to religious differences, two weddings took place; one in the church and another in the temple. Both of them showed respect to each other's religion and attended both the weddings. Both weddings were tremendously different from each other, including, instead of exchanging rings, Hindu weddings exchange garlands. Hindu marriages do 'Saat Phere' (seven circulations) around a born fire as they have a custom to follow which is not done in Christian marriages. Christian marriages end by kissing their bride which could be offensive in some way for the Hindus. But both of them adjusted themselves according to each other's religion and completed all the customs and ceremonies accordingly. Both weddings were well planned and enjoyable for the guests. The selflessness, affection and gentleness in their relationship could be felt in the air. It filled the room with a breathtaking feeling. I came to know the true value of adjustment in a relationship after attending this wedding. It taught me that adjustment is very important in a marriage because it helps settle many quarrels which could possibly lead to a broken marriage. I learnt that assimilating with each other in a marriage helps keep life trouble free and straight forward. But, with adjustments comes a lot of sacrifices that both had to …show more content…
But in this couple's case, it comes natural. The groom decided to become a vegetarian because the bride was a pure vegetarian and did not want any flesh to be cooked in their house. Most of the Hindus due to their religion are vegetarian and till date the groom has never eaten anything non vegetarian. Before his marriage, he gave up something he loved the most. But, the groom was not left alone in the race of sacrifices as the bride did something even more spectacular. The bride had a successful career in becoming an air hostess. She had worked hard for it for so many years and finally, she was getting her dream job before the marriage. But, the groom (Ryan) was not happy about it. He never liked or wanted that his wife should become an air hostess because he thinks it's too time demanding. Due to the fact that the groom did not like this job and it made him unhappy, the bride (Anjali) decided to quit that decision forever. She sacrificed her dream job for someone she loved. Just so it would make him feel blissful. She changed her career and now is a nurse in a hospital and loves her new profession. She announced her decision on the wedding day and I still remember the glow in the grooms eyes. His eyes sparkled with joy and happiness. He said, "This has to be the best wedding gift ever!" and in fact it was the best. I learnt that sacrifices are important because it shows commitment, integrity

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