What is the point of marriage?
Why do people feel the need to get married? What is the point?
To register their love and commitment; to legalize their relationship status; to demonstrate their morality and whatever other reasons they choose. Those who no point (reason) may drift in and out of relationships for the fun of it--no sense of responsibility.
For a man and woman who love each other to join together in marriage ,be faithful ,create their own family - work together as a team to have a successful happy family life .
When I was younger and in the formative stage, I was indoctrinated by the dictates of society,by my catholic culture, my parents etc that marriage is the right thing to do.But my belief system changed as I grow older and have been exposed to different cultures.Today ,I view marriage just as a piece of paper to fill in the blanks. Relationship is a commitment between two people on the basis of love, caring and responsibility and all these ,does not need legalization.
There is very much a legal point to getting married. In many countries you have few rights in law as an unmarried couple. You might not worry about this, when you are young but as you get older it becomes an issue.
For example in many jurisdictions if your partner has children from a previous relationship, and he or she dies, they can force you to sell your home.
Once your partner dies, his/her family own the body and though you may know the kind of funeral ceremony he/she wants you have no rights at all. The family can even exclude you from the funeral ceremony.
Yes it is a piece of paper, but that paper gives you both security and legal rights. More importantly it safeguards both couple and any children from the relationship.
I believe marriage is for companionship. You need that man or woman who gets you and goes through life's hardships with you and still love you enough after to want to be there for you despite all your stupid mistakes. Marriage is really a friendship that has an erotic twist to it.
Yes, there are the legal aspects of marriage but also a variety of reasons people get married for. The true reason for marriage is for love and to create a family. (Yes, I know this can be done without marriage.) It is not that there is a "need" for marriage, but a "desire" for marriage...when this happens to you, you will know it and will understand the answers to your question. Marriage is intended to be a life-long plan that few people respect today.
From a Religious view, we are to marry to avoid fornication. The Bible teaches that it is good not to marry so you can careth for the things that belong to the Lord and how you can please the Lord. They that are married care for the things of the world, how they may please each other.
But if one cannot contain themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn.
Then get ready for the ride of your life, cause marriage is one bumpy, curvy, pot-hole infested road!!! But with the right direction and some good driving skills, it is a wonderful journey.
I married a great man, who became also my best friend...
To me the point of marriage is to share life with somebody we can trust, count on, rely on, and who always going to be there for us. And to give all of the above in return, of course.
When people get married they define their relationship, and they are ready to show their commitment to the world.
by Lanecia Smith 4 years ago
What is Marriage?
by sandra rinck 12 years ago
When did marriage become a written agreement made legal by governmental law only? Just wondering because I been there and done that and will not do that again but feel married naturally to someone I really do love and he loves me too but I said I do not want to be married by the law because...
by Akarime31 4 years ago
Do you think that marriage is really necessary?My parents got married because "it was the right thing to do" not because they were in love with each other. Now after a nasty deparation and 27 agonizing years, they are finally happy.
by Michael Valencia 8 years ago
Is it better to marry when you're younger (20's) or wait until your 30's or 40's?
by Tina Boomerina 6 years ago
Why don't people in their 20s and 30s get married anymore?In the 70s, when I was in my twenties, men and women got married and, usually, wanted to have families. What has happened to change that?
by Haunty 10 years ago
My friend says it's old fashioned to get married, but he fails to explain why. I have to admit I'm biased towards getting married when two ppl love each other. I don't understand why they wouldn't. Can you enlighten me as to why it's better to not get married? Thanks.
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