Marriage is the beginning—the beginning of the family—and is a life-long commitment. It also provides an opportunity to grow in selflessness as you serve your wife and children. Marriage is more than a physical union; it is also a spiritual and emotional union. This union mirrors the one between God and His Church.
Marriage makes you feel more secure:
Signing those papers and celebrating your love for each other puts a protective shell around your relationship.
You know that if you ever have a fight or disagreement that you’ll both do your best to work things out.
You also know that no matter what challenges you face, you’re both going to support each other no matter what.
Your lives are calmer and certain:
When you’re in a relationship, there can be a sense of unease about how serious it is.
Are we going to spend the rest of our lives together? Or is this just a 1-2 year thing and I’ll be left in the dark by the end of it?
Because marriage is the ultimate level of commitment, those doubts quickly disappear.
Once you’re hitched, you feel content and at ease about the future.
There are financial benefits to being married while getting married. There is a common mindset that marriage is a financial liability. However, that is not true.
For example, one of the marriage benefits is that you can choose health benefits provided by the plan or go for a couple’s plan suiting your needs. Better credit and loan terms also fall under marriage benefits. Also, there are tax benefits to getting married as well. The couples fall under the lower tax bracket while filing yearly tax.
It signifies the love you have for each other:
When you’re in a relationship, you’re never really sure about how you compare with the other partners they’ve dated. Are you better or worse? Are they going to leave me when they find someone who is better?
But when you decide to get married, those doubts are thrown out the window. You know that you’re the love of their life and they’re the love of yours. You’ve both declared with each other that this-is-it.
You’ll feel and act like a team:
You don’t necessarily need marriage to do this, but using the terms “husband” and “wife” has a way of making two, one.
A husband and wife are a more permanent team working together. After all, you are officially a family now.
Psychologists use a term called “transformation of motivation” to describe people who get married.
This means that you start to work together to achieve the best outcomes for you both, as opposed to acting on self-interest.