The importance of a marriage ceremony not only for a young couple, but for the whole family is becoming more obvious as more and more young people refuse this ceremony. Rituals that may seem superfluous to young people can be important dividing signs of stages that help all participants make the transition to new ways of their relationship. In most cultures, ceremonies that accompany birth, puberty, marriage, and death are protected because they are considered essential in stabilizing life.
Whatever the relationship of the couple during the courtship period preceding the marriage, the marriage ceremony unpredictably changes the nature of this relationship. For many couples, the “honeymoon” and their time together before children are born is full of charm. Continue reading