Monday, June 5, 2017

He Should Stay on His Knees

By Barrington H. Brennen

Since I was a teenager, I wondered why a man would get down on his knees to ask a woman to marry him?   From Day One I thought it was weird and not necessary.  However, for many, it is thought of as enthralling.  Some women look forward to the day when a prince charming would kneel before her with ring in hand and ask her to marry him.   Forty-two years ago, I did not get on my knees and I had no engagement ring, and we are still in love.

Is it important for a husband-to-be to get down on his knees with the expected or unexpected proposal with a ring in his hands?   Absolutely not.  It is only a tradition.   This tradition has nothing to do with the quality of the relationship before or after marriage.    In fact, I’ve noticed over my forty-three years of professional life, that many men, standing before their bride-to-be with ring in hand, were egotistical.   It was only a show that made his heart swell with pride.  Even the “tears of joy” by the future surprised bride could not prevent the “tears of misery” in the marriage.  Read more >>