With the divorce rate continually increasing year after year I wonder does marriage even matter anymore?
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Very true! I'd add they often (select) the wrong mate for themselves! Marrying for wrong reasons too. You have to know yourself before you choose your ideal mate. The next step is to stick to your own "shopping list" of traits you want in a mate.
If you are going to allow marriage to be a "choice" then you must allow divorce to be a "choice". Human beings make mistakes! A divorce is nothing more than an admission a (mistake) was made in selecting a mate. Even prisoners get out of prison.
Then it should be a choice for everyone - marriage.
My suggestion was a way in which marriage may actually mean more - it's the divorced rate that's the problem so why not do something about that?
jlpark, The number one cause for divorce is and always has been selecting the wrong mate! People who share the same values, wants the same things for the marriage and agree on the important things in life don't get divorce. Mistakes happen.
And I'm not saying outlaw it - it was a suggestion to 'save the sanctity' of it.
If its a choice - then it should be a choice for everyone, regardless
I bet you are not alone in feeling that way. One really should (know) themselves well prior to marrying and listen to those who are married. Still I say choosing the "wrong mate" is the number one cause of divorce.