black-kisses:

To my future husband.

To my husband-to-be. 🙂

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Definitely one of the best marriage proposals I’ve ever seen or watched! The guy really used his creativity to get the sweetest “YES” from his girlfriend. Kilig much! 🙂

I want to get married in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in New Manila, Metro Manila. 🙂

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Purple Love <3

I’m dressing up myself to go somewhere else. I’m heading to Purple Love St. in Marriage Highway.

Yes, purple love. I’m not talking about adding “purple” to “love” because it is my favorite color, but purple love as it is. So, what is purple love?

A side tangent on purple: Purple means royalty (Judges 8:26), riches (Revelation 18:16, Luke 16:19), and corruption of riches (Revelation 17:4). It symbolizes wealth, position, and monarchy. This color uplifts ourselves, calms mind and nerves, offers a sense of spirituality, and encourages creativity mentally and physically.

Going back, I’m fortunate to attend the 3rd series of Victory U-Belt’s talk on Purple Love in St. Thomas Square. There, they discussed what purple love is; what marriage is; why most marriages nowadays fail; what should a couple do for their marriage to last; and how should a person prepare for a long lasting marriage.

Purple love locks two persons in a serious relationship that will last forever. This will be possible if we believe in marriage. And that’s what I believe too. But it takes time for this love to develop. In other words, purple love is real love.

God’s original design of a marriage is a bond between a man and a woman. A man and a woman, once united, becomes one flesh. After their unity, as stated in Ephesians 5:31, “A man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. They should live on their own, and not depend on their families for their living. Marriage in God’s idea is precious and honored.

But why most marriages fail nowadays? In the Philippines, we strongly believe in close family ties. Because of that, most of the couples live with their parents or in-laws. They depend too much on their families for their living – even their toiletries – instead of doing all means to provide and sustain the basic needs of their family. Another reason is most couples prepare themselves for the wedding, not marriage. They are after their necessary things for a wedding ceremony: wedding date, reception, guests, principal sponsors, wedding gown and suit, and honeymoon. They are not preparing themselves for the marriage itself. Supposedly, engaged couples should ready themselves physically, mentally, financially, emotionally, and spiritually.

So how should a person gear up for a long lasting marriage? Submit yourself to God’s will. Learn to depend on Him, entrust your life to Him, and let Him do the work. As sons and daughters of the Lord, He will give us nothing but the best. Same thing as love, he will give the perfect man/woman for us. Also, say no to vices to stay in shape and experience God’ vision in our lives. Our body is God’s temple and we should take care of it. A person without vision perishes.

For us woman, “Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.” (Ephesians 5:22-24). Learn submitting to God. Let him govern our lives and heart. Trust Him and find a guy who submitted himself to the Lord. And mostly, find a man who cannot live without a Bible and can carry a Bible.

For man, as Ephesians 5:25 said, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” Follow Christ for you to lead your family. Be man enough to face the responsibilities of being the head of the family. Marriage is about sacrificing for your wife and family like what Christ did to us – dying on the cross to pay for our sins.

After hearing their talk on purple love, it strengthens my beliefs in love and marriage. Maybe this is God’s reminder to me not to rush in loving someone; that the God-given man will come my way in His perfect time and will. Lately, I got jealous whenever I see a couple holding their hands, cuddling one another, walking together, gazing at the stars, and saying ‘I love you’ to each other especially Valentine’s Day has just passed by. For now, I’ll just go on with my life as usual, study harder, do my best to prepare myself in the future, and groom myself so that when purple love comes, I’m 110% set to embrace it.

I’m on my way to Purple Love St. in Marriage Highway. Do you want to join me?

Source: Speak. Write. Blog Thy Heart.

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