Josh , thank you so much for taking the time to read. You’ve said it so well:
Good Communication and trust.
I believe in marriage. Not in the religious way, but in pledging my word to love and cherish someone who chooses me and much as I choose her. I don’t care much about the church and most ‘human’ constructs. I understand that there is a rule of law and what follows it given my status.
I think that were most people fail is expecting these laws and spiritual texts to magically solve their human problems.
Marriage isn’t an act, it’s a process. I love being loved. I love to love. I love to give my essence to someone I trust and who trusts me. It’s taken me over a decade to build this kind of relationship with the woman I’m about to marry.
I understand that my situation is unique. Which is why I respect your choice and stance. Truth is, if it makes you happy, fulfilled, and a good member of the community you’ve chosen to be part of, that’s all that really matters.