My marriage was the culmination of poor planning, poor timing, poor execution, and poor mate-selection merging with the best of intentions. I think to say it was a disaster would be spot on.
The only thing that was surprising was that I somehow expected a positive outcome from such a dubious beginning.
I think marriage should be considered the most beautiful of all relationships...if done correctly. And, when I say, "done correctly", I mean doing everything right from the beginning and using great wisdom and discernment in choosing Mr. or Mrs. Right.
Marriage should not be put on trial because so many people approach the alter with inferior mind-sets and do not have what it takes to succeed.
Marriage is a big league event that does not disallow little league players from joining its ranks. Marriage therefore cannot fail, but the participants often do.
So, to answer you question: Yes. If I could do it all over again I would because from that marriage I received the most beautiful children I could imagine. Even though my blushing bride hurt me deeply and caused me a great deal of pain, my children have more than made up for it...praise God!!!
Now, I have chosen to remain single since our divorce many moons ago, because I do not want to go through that kind of pain and turmoil again. It is not that I am opposed to marriage, it's just that I don't trust myself to discern a wolf in sheep's clothing. :0)