To My Children:
“Hubby” isn’t short for “boyfriend.”
Daughters, if you’re dropping hints to some boy-crush by calling him “hubby,” I’m going to correct you. And, son, if a girl tries to stick the “husband” label on you before it’s official, we’re going to have a talk.
Playing house is fine when you’re in grade school; your mommy happens to love a good theater production. But “husband” and “wife” are titles with real-world consequences, and they need to be earned.
Too many people try to force the permanence into their dating relationships, without the actual marriage commitment.
You can tell who they are when they say/share nonsense stuff like this:
These words get thrown around so much: love, serious, loyal, “official.” But the whole thing doesn’t need to be complicated. All of these concepts are found in marriage. So, if you’re looking for love, seriousness, loyalty, and something official, then don’t stop until you’ve promoted your boyfriend/girlfriend.
Make the commitment.
A “boyfriend” is a boyfriend and a “husband” is a husband.
Don’t get the two confused.