The Complete Guide To The 3 Rings Of Marriage And How They Affect Your Love And Sex Life
An ancient wives' tale goes something like this: there are 3 rings of marriage: the engagement ring, the wedding band, and the suffer-ring. Even while this is often mocked, it actually "rings" with the truth. The thoughts of newlyweds are focused on their hopes and dreams for a future filled with joy and happiness. But pain is a part of life for everyone; no one is exempt from illness, tribulation, or the loss of a loved one. If and when we are confronted with suffering, we must prepare ourselves. Is it going to sever their relationship or will it strengthen it? Let's discuss first what are the 3 rings of marriage and they affect your love and sex life.
The 3 Rings Of Marriage
Although we mentioned a joke in the intro, for many couples nowadays, the 3 rings of marriage are different and represent the Holy Matrimony that they went through and the vows they exchanged on the day of their wedding. So, for this article, we'll discuss the 3 rings of marriage many couples have and believe in: the engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the eternity ring.
The Engagement Ring - The Beginning
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The long-awaited moment of proposal, generally accompanied by the legendary "Will you marry me?" is when engagement rings are delivered to you.
It represents the unity and commitment shared by two people who want to love each other forever, and it is an indestructible promise of love and union in and of itself.
With a single gemstone in the middle, engagement rings are typically made of precious metals. A diamond is nearly typically used as the centerpiece in a classic engagement ring.
Depending on the style of the engagement ring, smaller inlays or embellishments may be included.
Engagement rings are traditionally reserved for women, but this does not exclude males from donning one of their own free will.
Wedding Ring - I Do
Here, people become a little confused. A matching wedding band is customary in addition to the engagement ring. Many people mistakenly believe that the engagement ring is the only item that needs to be purchased. Simply basic metal with no stones or small stones and sometimes a sentimental etching on the inside make up the majority of wedding bands on the market.
Wedding bands, unlike engagement rings, are typically made of precious metals without any inlay.
The wedding bands can be chosen by the happy couple to match or not. When it comes to wedding bands, they are typically expected to complement the engagement ring.
When following the rules of etiquette, wedding bands usually go on top of engagement rings. They are typically worn closer to the heart as a sign of love.
Eternity Ring - The Never-Ending
There is no set time for adding the last ring to the ring list. It can be done any time between the first wedding anniversary and the rest of your life. Wedding rings say "I do." Eternity rings say "I do, forever." In a way, it's like a tangible vow renewal and reaffirmation of the love you have for your marriage and your spouse.
A beautiful band called an "eternity" ring is usually given as a gift on your first anniversary, your tenth, or any other occasion when you want to show how strong and committed your love is.
It's ideal for reaffirming your commitment to one another. Eternity is a collection of metal rings adorned with gemstones that symbolize eternal love.
In some designs, only the middle of the band is adorned with stones, but the concept is still the same.
It is customary to present an eternity ring on the occasion of important anniversaries, such as the 10th. It's not a hard-and-fast rule, however. Any anniversary, no matter how far in the future or how far in the past, is fair game. Every couple's relationship is one-of-a-kind!
To be clear, each ring is handed at a different time, for various reasons. Just do what you and your partner think is best for your relationship.
The beauty of the three-ring wedding set becomes apparent when you consider the significance of each brand and its place in the overall scheme. Promises kept, deep bonds formed, and an amazing journey is all part of the typical expectations of love.
In the end, only the bride and groom can decide what their gorgeous jewelry truly signifies, and these references aren't set in stone.
In this existence, suffering is unavoidable. Is your relationship with God strong enough to withstand the challenges you're going through? In the middle of your pain, can you trust Him? We recommend that you read and think about chapters 38 to 42 of the Book of Job. Pray for a deeper trust in the all-powerful Creator described in these chapters. Also, pray for the ability to see your circumstance from His perspective. Rather than wondering where God is in your misery, ask yourself, "Do I trust God, even when I don't understand my circumstances?"
Suffering is permitted by God in our lives. We have the option of becoming bitter and angry because of the unfairness of the situation, or we can grow in love and trust in the heavenly Father regardless of the circumstances. Our prayer is that you will grow in your faith in God, because "we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose" (Rom 8:28).
May God's grace provide all husbands and wives with everything they need to weather the inevitable storms that will inevitably come. As you put your trust in Him, may your marriage be filled with peace, love, and joy.