intended to depict the relationship between Christ and the church. A love shown through caring about and serving each other even when one party (or both) does not deserve it.
Marriage should be as it is written:

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.

In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church—for we are members of his body.

"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

Ephesians 5: 25-33
by onlyngrace May 10, 2009
The act of sealing your fate and selling your soul to one person, and then possibly losing everything you own when you get a divorce. Notice how I didn't say if?
"What demon did you sell your soul to this time?"

"Marriage."
by HellsingDMC October 31, 2014
A date that got out of hands.
Our marriage killed all the passion.
by El Burlador de Sevilla July 23, 2009
The last legal form of slavery.....
Marriage.....just say no.
by westwoman January 18, 2009
"creating perpetual debt all in the name of ancient tradition and a bogus unrealistic institution"
Spending tons of money on a marriage party
by trebills December 06, 2009
Only one goal of a love which destroys love forever.
I'm about to find the goal and about to destroy it.
by Damat July 09, 2005
1. A government contract, currently between a man and a woman, which creates a legal entity with legal rights bestowed upon it, as well as a government recognized tax status.

2. A contract that cannot be entered into legally without a government authorized license - See also Driver, Dog, Business, Liquor, Concealed Weapon, To Kill, etc.

3. A recognized legal status that may help a person become a citizen, assuming they can correctly tell an agent of the government what their wife wears to bed and if she hogs the covers or not.

4. The leading cause of divorce. (a precursor to divorce)(the first step to acquiring a divorce)

5. The result of Marrying.

6. Something begun with a license and a ceremony, and generally disolved with lawyers and judge, or by death.

7. A romantic notion of never-ending love. See also Fairy Tale

8. A ceremony that will have every detail planned, and way too much money spent, that will then transition into a possibly lifelong period that is given less advanced thought and/or financial planning.
Their marriage was begun in a church and ended in a court.

Their marriage ensured that they would be taxed at a lower rate than being single, but not as low as an LLC, LP, or Corp, which, unlike marriage, can only be entered into for legitimate purposes.

Their marriage was in question with the Department of Immigration and Naturalization Services, as he didn't seem to be the type of person an American girl would want to marry.
by GMoney2009 July 31, 2009

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