AtoZ Challenge – M

We are at the half-way point! the 13th letter. This one was a tough decision. Here we go…

A2Z Mis for marraige. From Merriam-Webster: n. (14c.) the institution whereby individuals are joined in a marriage.

Marriage is a hot-button issue right now. This isn’t a post about that issue. This is a post of marriage in romance books. And that’s it.

Marriage represents commitment. The commitment between two people in a mutually respectful relationship. Some dream of the ceremony: the dress, the party, a reason to gather far-flung relatives and have them all together to celebrate.  A way to show commitment to another. Others don’t feel the need to go through the ceremony to proclaim their loyalty.

Romance offers all the options. The big wedding, the fancy party, the declaration in front of family in friends. The whispered vows at sunset with only a J.P. or officiant present. The commitment to each other said under the stars with a hand fasting or a simple exchanging of rings.

Whatever the definition of marriage is, it can be found somewhere within the pages of a romance book somewhere in the myriad subgenres. As Forrest Gump says “That’s all I’ve got to say about that.”

Melanie

I’m also participating in the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop from April 8-17. You can read that post here. Leave a comment for a chance to win one of my books!

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2 thoughts on “AtoZ Challenge – M

  1. Hello there.
    The whole institution of marriage today is in shambles! Many people don’t realize that marriage is in fact a precious gift from God between a man and a woman (Genesis 1:27, 28). They were not created to compete with each other, but to complement each other (Genesis 2:18, 21-23) and their union was to be an everlasting one as dictated by God right from the beginning (Genesis 2:24). Sadly, we see the decline in marriage today just as moral standards are more or less non-existent (Hebrews 13:4).
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. While I will not get into the religious aspects of marriage, as that was not my intention with this post, I will agree with you on the fact that the two people in a marriage should complement each other. Thanks for stopping by, Barbara.

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