What is the point of marriage?

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  1. calynbana profile image82
    calynbanaposted 8 years ago

    What is the point of marriage?

    Why do people feel the need to get married? What is the point?

  2. MsDora profile image95
    MsDoraposted 8 years ago

    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.

  3. freecampingaussie profile image62
    freecampingaussieposted 8 years ago

    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 .

  4. Globetrekkermel profile image67
    Globetrekkermelposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. lupine profile image72
      lupineposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Bottom line...it is a commitment, paper or no paper.

  5. Mercia Collins profile image72
    Mercia Collinsposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. Globetrekkermel profile image67
      Globetrekkermelposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi mercia, FortunAtely , none of the above mentioned, is applicable in my  particular sittuation - no children, no exes, no stepchildren etc. i probably view marriage differently if any of these situations exist.

  6. altruist profile image61
    altruistposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. lupine profile image72
      lupineposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I like your answer...especially the last sentence. Voted up.

  7. lupine profile image72
    lupineposted 8 years ago

    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.

  8. paulburchett profile image59
    paulburchettposted 8 years ago

    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.

  9. Monis Mas profile image78
    Monis Masposted 8 years ago

    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.


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