Why should you marry?

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (14 posts)
  1. Rajab Nsubuga profile image61
    Rajab Nsubugaposted 8 years ago

    The proponents of marrige have it that it is very necessary to marry in order to pro-create. But then how have other natural beings pro-created without the marriage institution?

    I want to think that the marriage institution is a little becoming out-dated, now with the day-care centers, foster-homes and centers of the elderly. The "one life's patner" urgument is simply "dictatory" since man's innate desires are very dynamic.Do you agree?

    1. alexandriaruthk profile image75
      alexandriaruthkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      marriage is a social contract, in other words it is entered upon legally, wealth distribution and joining of wealth.
      it is also cultural-- religious belief

  2. profile image0
    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    I never head you HAD to marry to procreate before?

  3. kerryg profile image86
    kerrygposted 8 years ago

    I have mixed feelings about marriage as an institution.

    On the one hand, some of the longest lasting, happiest, and most stable relationships I know include several couples who chose not to marry or, in the case of some gay and lesbian couples I know, are not allowed to marry. I think it's idiotic to value a relationship like Britney Spears' three day marriage in Las Vegas higher than relationships lasting 20 years or more just because one has a piece of paper saying it's official and the others don't.

    On the other hand, though I'm not very religious and the religious aspect of marriage doesn't really interest me in the slightest, civil marriage does have a lot of practical benefits, especially when there are kids involved. There's that much more stability (it's harder to just pick up and leave if you have a legally binding commitment) and that much less confusion about who has what rights to the children, to property and visitation rights, to health insurance benefits, etc. I chose to get married and think as a general rule that it's better to be married than not if you are in the kind of committed relationship where it makes sense in the first place.

    1. Rajab Nsubuga profile image61
      Rajab Nsubugaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      In otherwise marriage makes more sense to you in terms of materials not spiritual companionship or anything else? Not necessarily a gold-digger in this aspect?

      1. profile image42
        abi4realposted 8 years agoin reply to this


        1. profile image0
          Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          lol or, was that rude? sorry....

      2. kerryg profile image86
        kerrygposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I don't think people who are officially married have any greater degree of "spiritual companionship" than long term, committed couples who aren't officially married. So yes, marriage only makes sense to me from the perspective of the civil benefits and if the civil benefits didn't exist, I would have just moved in with my husband and not bothered with getting the piece of paper that makes it "official."

        1. Rajab Nsubuga profile image61
          Rajab Nsubugaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I try to agree with you, however, I wouldn't think that without the marriage institution one wouldn't get offers from his partner. To be more precise, you would still get the things you possess even when he was just the father of your kids.

  4. Origin profile image58
    Originposted 8 years ago

    Technically, if two people love each other they don't really have to "get married" in order to be together, and that even includes having children. It's tradition that people should marry, and even a religious ceremony for those who are religious.

    I also think it's adds a layer of significance too. You remember waaaay back in the 50's that people would date, then go out, then go steady, and then marry? Well, I think it's a stepping stone to showing others as well as themselves that they are indeed together.

  5. alexandriaruthk profile image75
    alexandriaruthkposted 8 years ago

    sense of belongingness, some kind of preperty, It is good to belong to somebody

    1. Rajab Nsubuga profile image61
      Rajab Nsubugaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      How is it different from enslavement? Am trying to follow the logic.

  6. ITSecurityAnalyst profile image57
    ITSecurityAnalystposted 8 years ago

    to feel more secured, I guess smile

  7. Shil1978 profile image92
    Shil1978posted 8 years ago

    You don't need to - if you don't want to. Its up to you isn't it? For some people, it offers a sense of security, a sense of grounding I guess.

    For others, in different parts of the world, it is not an option, they need to conform to the needs of their society, they need the paperwork, to get their kids in school easier, etc.

    1. Rajab Nsubuga profile image61
      Rajab Nsubugaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I do agree, you make it more interesting when you talk of "they need the paperwork." So I have heard down inthe U.K that marriages are staged so as to attain a 'green-card.' So have I watched a documentary "sicko" about the American healthy insurance policy, where Americans cross boarders in order to have access to the Canadian social health policy.

      From the above it is then clear that marriage has obtained a new commercial twist, it is how much you obtain as a person and not as a 'couple.'


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)