One of the many verses about marriage is Genesis 2:24, which says:
[New Living Translation] - This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife,
and the two are united into one.
[King James Version] - Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his
wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Why am I bringing this verse up? I've been told on more than one occasion that I'm "too close" to my family, and as such, am not ready for marriage. That because I interact with my family on a daily basis, it means that I'm not emotionally or mentally ready to move on and start my own family. That the fact that I still say "My dad this... my mum that... my siblings said... my nephew did...," it means that I'm not ready to LEAVE because I'm still CLEAVING to my family.
If I really feel like spiting anyone and putting my own spin on this verse, I could very well say that the verse clearly says THE MAN leaves his father and mother - it doesn't say anything about the woman leaving anybody :D. But obviously, that isn't the case, so that translation is moot.
But I have a problem with people who think that getting married means that you can't be close to your family anymore. I'm sorry, but my family RAWKS! As in, we are FUN! I have friends who say they're envious of how close we are. We joke around, play around, have arguments, admonish each other, but we love each other. And that's not a bond that can or should be broken simply because I get married to anybody. Now, I'm not saying that my family will take priority over my future husband and children. However, this notion that they shouldn't matter after marriage isn't one that sits well with me.
This was random, I know.