This Man Is Dating Someone Even Though He's Married... And You Might Understand Why After Reading This


Fifty percent of us are the product of a failed marriage. Our generation has grown up believing marriage is a doomed and outdated institution, only looking at it as a ticking time bomb, ready to explode.

We've come to see those getting married as the blind leading the blind into a trap of misery and lawyer expenses.

This letter of a married man defending his right to date is a surprising breath of fresh air. It's a stylized approach to the modern take on marriage and how Generation-Y should look at the seemingly doomed relationship.

“I have a confession to make. I’m dating someone even though I’m married.

"She’s an incredible girl. She’s beautiful, smart, cunning, strong, and has an immensely strong faith in God. I love to take her out to dinner, movies, local shows, and always tell her how beautiful she is. I can’t remember the last time I was mad at her for longer than five minutes, and her smile always seems to brighten up my day no matter the circumstances.

"Sometimes she will visit me at work unannounced, make me an incredible lunch, or even surprise me with something she personally baked. I can’t believe how lucky I am to be dating someone even though I am married. I encourage you to try it and see what it can do for your life.

"Oh! Did I mention the woman I am dating is my wife? What did you expect?

"Just because you’re married, doesn’t mean your dating life should end.

"I need to continue to date my wife even after I marry her. Pursuing my wife shouldn’t stop just because we both said, “I do.” Way too many times do I see relationships stop growing because people stop taking the initiative to pursue one another.

"Dating is a time where you get to learn about someone in a special and unique way. Why would you want that to ever stop? It shouldn’t. Those butterflies you got on the first date shouldn’t stop just because the years have passed. Wake up each day and pursue your spouse as if you are still on your first few dates. You will see a drastic change for the better in your relationship.

"When it comes to any relationship, communication and the action of constant pursuit is key. Nobody wants to be with someone who doesn’t want to pursue them whole-heartedly.

"I encourage you to date your spouse, pursue them whole-heartedly, and understand that dating shouldn’t end just because you said, 'I do.'

- Jarrid Wilson”

Because if we are going to take lessons on love and matrimony, we may as well take it from couples who are still together.

h/t: Viral Nova, via Jared Wilson, Top Photo Courtesy: We Heart It