|The Claddagh: Love, Friendship, "Loyalty"
The Claddagh ring was designed in the late 1600's the period in Europe where this idea of the monarch being anointed and representing God was at its peak. So I'm going with the crown representing the marital covenant out of which loyalty would naturally flow. To be disloyal in the marriage would be a way to break the covenant. That said, you have the three key elements to a working marriage, Love, Friendship, and Covenant. When marriages begin to break down, it is due to weakness in at least one of these areas. Further, if any one of these conditions are present it is possible to re-ignite the others over time. Now I know that there are many people who are suffering in their marriages because of breakdown in one or more of these areas so listen up!
I have been through this process myself a couple of times over the years. Rebuilding any of the legs also requires a mentor. The fact is that when my marriage got weak in one leg or another it was because I had no clue how to strengthen that part of my marriage. No amount of self help books blog read- ing or even prayer alone would get me there, I needed the help of someone who had been there and could ask me the right questions.