Should Christian Couples Always Wear Wedding Bands/Rings
Marriage is a lifetime commitment and wedding rings/bands are a beautiful memento of a sacred vow between a man and a woman—to love and cherish one another as long as they live. “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” — Mark 10:9
However, many couples don’t wear their wedding rings for lots of reasons. Some couples do take them off for justifiable reasons like wearing jewelry isn’t conducive to their kind of work or due to skin allergy, but some just simply prefer not to put them on.
Here are 3 significant reasons why Christian couples should always wear their wedding rings as much as possible.
1. Declaration of Your Civil Status.
Without saying a word, wearing your wedding ring implies and signifies that you are legally and lawfully belong to special someone. You are keeping vital information about your status from every stranger you meet who finds you attractive that you are already married and no longer available.
2. Expression of Respect to Your Spouse.
Your wedding ring is an expression of your love, respect, and loyalty to each other. Putting on your wedding ring would always remind you that there is a special someone who trusts and depends on you as you exchanged your vows on your wedding day.
3. Affirmation of Commitment and Responsibility.
Your wedding ring is a visible and tangible affirmation of your lifelong commitment and responsibility to one another. Wearing your wedding ring constantly reminds you of your sacred vows to one another – that you are responsible and committed to build and create a happy home. And that even poverty, sickness or difficulties cannot separate you from each other. It symbolizes selfless love and loyalty—that no matter what lies ahead, you’ll stay together till death draw you apart.
Wedding rings are an emblem of sacred marriage. As Christian couples, you are responsible to protect and strengthen your sacred union in all your capacity and that includes wearing your wedding bands.
“For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her.” – Ephesians 5:25
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” — Genesis 2:24