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How is marriage defined?.

  1. iantoPF profile image80
    iantoPFposted 6 years ago

    How is marriage defined?.

    Which is the better definition of Marriage;
    "Marriage is a commitment between one man and one woman." or,
    "Marriage is a commitment between consenting adults"
    The first definition is easily understood, the second could be same-sex, polygamy, polyandry or a group, (A "Nest" as the Church of all Worlds would call it.) The thrust of this question is asking; Does the second definition have equal validity with the first?

  2. Angelme566 profile image60
    Angelme566posted 6 years ago

    From my own point own point of view , marriage is a commitment between a man and a woman..let's makes this clear , for a man and woman and not for same man to man or woman to a woman. I am not against same sex relationship , so long as  they won't bring their relationship into spiritual rituals for i believe it is sacred and it is so clearly stated for man and woman. I respect others belief and practices. I believe in the divinity and  sanctity of marriage , and having both sexes there means to me they are making stain on its divinity.

    1. iantoPF profile image80
      iantoPFposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your answer and voted up. May I ask you to clarify a point? Do you have the same objection to Polygamy and/or Polyandry as you do to same sex marriages?

    2. LoisRyan13903 profile image83
      LoisRyan13903posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Voted up

  3. Deepika naidu profile image57
    Deepika naiduposted 6 years ago

    its a commitment ofcourse  so does insanity...
    -an important part in everyone's life.....

  4. girlgonestrong profile image61
    girlgonestrongposted 6 years ago

    One man and one woman....for life.  At least that's the way Jesus described it and I don't think anyone is going to be able to say he was wrong....seeing how he is God and all.

    1. iantoPF profile image80
      iantoPFposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your answer but I'm don't recall Jesus actually saying that. Do you have chapter and verse?

  5. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 6 years ago

    A couple does not need to be married to be "commited" to one another. Some people have been together for 5, 10, or 20+ years without getting married and I'm sure they would consider themselves to be in a "commited relationship". With a divorce rate of 50% or higher it's not a slam dunk to say married couples are "commited". As for defining marriage each couple gets to define their own marriage as well as follow the laws and customs of their state/country or culture. We don't get to impose our beliefs on other relationships. Some couples have "open marriages", others live in places in the world where polygamy is practiced and so on. The bottom line is all that matters is (the person you marry) agrees with (you) as to what marriage means.

    1. iantoPF profile image80
      iantoPFposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your answer and voted up. However you seem to misunderstand. The question is not about "Committed relationships" it's about making the commitment to a marriage.

    2. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      iantoPF, Would you not say marriage is a (relationship)between two people who have "commited" to one another? It seems as though you're saying a marriage is defined by (gender) and not by the commitment. Divorce is at 50%, nothing is set in stone.

    3. LoisRyan13903 profile image83
      LoisRyan13903posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      In my opinion when a man and a woman are in a committed relationship without a marriage certificate, they are married in the eyes of God

  6. mathira profile image84
    mathiraposted 6 years ago

    Marriage is about a loving  bond between a man and woman from diverse family background. Love and care keep them together to face any ordeals in life. When you work for the success of your marriage, it is heaven.

    1. iantoPF profile image80
      iantoPFposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      "When you work for the success of your marriage, it is heaven."
      I completely agree but wouldn't it still be Heaven in a marriage that is not man and woman but of the other kinds described?

 
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