The Satity Of Marriage

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The crisp, clear sparkle of a diamond ring has long represented the sanctity of marriage. The traditional diamond engagement ring holds along with the white wedding gown, the exchanged possession of the bride, the requisite of virginity as well as a life of inferiority and obligation for the bride. As women continue to break free from the many chains that have bound them for so very long, our societal ties to this vacant gemstone should be torn as well. With so many lovely gemstones that shine with their own unique colors, we have too many options with which to express the distinctiveness of each relationship to default to something as devoid of character as the classic diamond engagement ring. From the brilliantly and fantastically colored to the subdued and pastel, …show more content…
Brides are increasingly choosing their wedding attire to suit their individuality, their distinct flair, and to represent themselves as having moved the beyond traditional white wedding gown and the associated insinuations of what it is to be a respectable and appropriate bride. Many couples are also choosing to redefine their wedding ceremony. The choice of language invoked during a couple’s wedding ceremony has evolved to not only more fairly represent the equality of the partners who will thereby join lives, but also may have any traditional influences removed from the language of the ceremony when couples choose to write their own vows to one another. Through the past several decades, more and more couples have marked their marriage with modifications to the traditional wedding ceremony, and in some instances, with complete re-creation of the wedding ceremony. This important message that counters customary approaches to marriage need not be delivered on merely one day, but can shine daily in the cherished gem that adorns her hand for

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