Popular culture has done a fantastic job about polluting what a marriage is supposed to be. TV shows and movies make it seem like its all about a great wedding ceremony to show off, and having some guy to do your bidding for the rest of your life, constantly trying to prove himself worthy of a little sex. That couldn’t be further from the truth. When we take his hand in marriage, it means so many things. Yes, it means he will honor us, cherish us, protect us, provide for us, make us feel loved and special…but it also means we promise to honor and obey, to make his home his special castle from the world, where he is the unquestioned lord of the land, to ensure we work just as hard at keeping ourselves physically pleasing as he does at providing us a home. A wedding ring isn’t a sign of empowerment on our fingers, its a sign of ownership, we would do well to remember that.