As Mary and I institute a new type of covenant between she and me, I want to offer an explanation for the things that she and I are doing.
But before I give the explanation, allow me to provide the following.
I know that many are aware of Mary and me, and our life. She and I have been quite public and candid about things the last few years. But for those who are not aware, I will give a minor history of she and me.
Mary and I met March 9, 1991. We entered into our SCECS Accepted Marriage July 25, 1992. We had children. Our life together developed.
During our SCECS Accepted Marriage, we learned about our personalities and that our personalities challenged each other. She is strong minded and willed, having a strong personality. I also have a strong personality, being strong minded and willed.
After a lengthy SCECS Accepted Marriage and after years of dialogue and prayer, she and I agreed that we needed an avenue differing from our SCECS Accepted Marriage, in order to allow our personalities to interact, and to allow us to pursue what we believe is best for us.
In early 2017, together Mary and I filed for divorce, and had it finalized May 25, 2017.
Considering that, then how did Mary and I come to be participants in the SCECS Accepted Marriage?
In short, through our societal support system, which includes our families and our religious heritage, which are encompassed about by the families and entities within SCECS, found within the United States.
Back in July 1992, in an official ceremony, surrounded by witnesses, and with an officiant of the Church and State, Mary’s family and my family came together to formalize a union that the SCECS Accepted Marriage refers to as “husband and wife”. The officiant was a minister from our religious heritage, serving the needs of our families.
But, importantly, the minister also served the functional needs of both Church and State. The State recognized the minister as an officiant capable of administering the SCECS Accepted Marriage. The Church recognized the minister as an officiant capable of meeting the needs of the Church, conducting a SCECS Accepted Marriage.
Admittedly, the SCECS Accepted Marriage that Mary and I had was entered into according to our own free will, and the ceremony was witnessed by many. Together, Mary and I embodied the SCECS Accepted Marriage.
That’s who we were. For us, the SCECS Accepted Marriage no longer functions for who we are and what we need for our personal relationship.