There’s been a shift in our culture away from wearing wedding rings, which has stirred up debate over whether the rings are still necessary or if they’ve become an outdated concept. I never take my ring off, so some of this might just be a matter of my own personal preference, but I believe there are some very important reasons to wear your ring. I’m certainly not trying judge people who choose not to wear their ring, but I do strongly believe there are important reasons to wear it.
Below are a few of the most important reasons:
1. In Public…
Wearing your ring in public shows the world that you value your spouse and the covenant of your marriage. When you meet someone new for the first time, one of the very first things they are likely to notice about you is whether or not you’re wearing a wedding ring, and they’ll often make assumptions (whether true or untrue) about your character and your “availability” based on the presence or absence of a ring.
2. In Private…
I wear my ring even when I’m alone, because it reminds me that everything I do, whether in public or in private, doesn’t affect myself only, but also impacts my wife, Ashley. Wearing my ring in private is also a tangible way to be constantly reminded of our constant connection whether we’re physically together or apart.
We wear our rings together when it’s just the two of us, as a visual symbol of our past promises, our present blessings and our shared destiny for the future. When we’re holding hands and feel each other’s ring, it’s another tangible reminder of the beautiful commitment we have with each other.
Wearing your ring is a simple way to visibly display the place of priority your spouse has in your heart and in your life.