Typically, I am the type of woman who is very open and honest with past mistakes and current events. I’m described as someone who is approachable, open-minded, yet straightforward. Because of these attributes, I expect the same from other people in return. I’m not a person you should try and beat around the bush with. It’s the quickest way to get me to tune you out and play stupid. Just ask the question. I will respect you more if you do that anyway. Being that this is my personality, I was quite surprised at my internal reaction when someone randomly asked me, “how long have you been married and why don’t you or your husband wear wedding rings?” Now, some may look at this and say, “it’s a valid question.” However, it’s not a question I would randomly ask someone. I would (maybe) only ask if we were in a conversation about the topic. Why would us wearing or not wearing wedding rings affect anybody? Or make anyone curious? It’s simple! People look at materialistic things and try to determine your level of happiness. People look at materialistic things and try to judge the trajectory of your life. I know some very basic living people. These people are the most content and happiest I’ve ever witnessed anybody to be. Why? Because they don’t let things define them.
If you know me and my husband personally, you know we don’t define our marriage by materialistic things. They mean absolutely nothing. Are they nice? Yes! But, do they define us? No! Part of the reason is because God has stripped me down to nothing reminding me that all I need is Him. As I tell people, I am rich in wisdom and experience--something money can’t buy. The Bible instructs us to keep our life free from the love of money and be content with what we have (Hebrews 13:5). It also instructs us that one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions (Luke 12:15). To read more on the ringless woman, click the blog link in the bio.