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Thread: Why the Fourth Finger?

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    Super Member ljptexas's Avatar
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    There is a beautiful & convincing explanation given by the Chinese as to why wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger. Each finger represents a relationship.
    Thumb: your parents
    Second (index) finger: your siblings
    Middle finger: yourself
    Fourth (ring) finger: your life partner
    Last (little) finger: your children

    1st: open your hands (palm to palm), bend the middle fingers & hold them together-back to back. 2nd: open & hold the remaining 3 fingers & the thumb - tip to tip.

    Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents). They will open because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong & will leave you sooner or later.

    Join your thumbs as before & separate your index fingers (representing your siblings). They will also open because your brothers & sisters will have their own families & will lead their own separate lives.

    Now, join the index fingers & separate your little fingers (representing your children). They will open too because the children will get married & settle down on their own some day.

    Finally, join your little fingers & try to separate your ring fijngers (representing your spouse). You will be surprised to see that you cannot because husband & wife have to remain together all their lives - through thick & thin!

    "For the woman which hat an husband is bound by the law to her husband as long as he liveth." Romans 7:2

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    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
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    Hey that's really cool! I did it and it worked. But what if I got divorced??? hee hee

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    I got all apart. I had heard something about the fourth finger being the only finger where blood flowed directly to heart.?.?. (something like that)

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    Junior Member Threadedneedle's Avatar
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    I could separate the ring fingers but not very far. Maybe that is why I have been married and divorced 3 times. :oops:

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    Senior Member pstoner's Avatar
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    oh no we have strong fingers and strong hearts if we can seperate them, (previously divorced myself)

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