Vows still sacred to some
The vow is the most touching part of a wedding ceremony. It shows the determination that only death can part the couple and that they will love each other forever ( Marriage isn’t a safety net, May 8).
Many wedding vows are broken the minute reality sets in. In daily life, we tend to forget about the vow, which is perhaps why the divorce rate in China has risen over the past few years.
It seems that a marriage certificate cannot secure a marriage anymore, let alone an oral vow. For two people who want to live together for the rest of their lives, a vow gives the marriage a sense of holiness. Despite the high divorce rate, I don’t think wedding vows are meaningless. On the contrary, I think wedding vows should be further promoted. People should believe that true love exists and that marriage is not a game. I know that fear of becoming a “leftover woman” has more or less pushed many women to get married shortly after meeting their partner. Indeed, lightning marriages are not uncommon nowadays.
One who treats marriage seriously doesn’t need anything to secure it. But if they don’t, no matter how many vows he or she makes, it will not help. Peter Sun, by e-mail