If marriage has expiration date

Philippines
December 26, 2012 10:21pm CST
What if marriage has expiration date? Would it be beneficial or burdensome? I'm really interested in the idea of expiration date in marriage, it started when this was proposed in the senate here in the PH. My position is neutral, I see positive and negative effects in this issue. What about you? What's your stand?
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11 responses
@dodoazo (17268)
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
This is weird. The persons or the lawmakers that have proposed this kind of bill are not satisfied with their marriage. Or it could be possible that what they have married in the present is not the right person for them. Marriage is its real sense base on what the Bible says: "What God has joined together, let no man put asunder." Since marriage is ordained of God and everyone should follow it. No human being could violate that.
• Netherlands
28 Dec 12
Marriage has nothing to do with god or the bible. It already did exist long before there was a bible. This besides of the fact that most marriages in this world are solemnized by the government not church. It's even so that if it's only by church it's officially not a marriage at all/doesn't count according to the law (or world wide). It's also not god who joined together but human being who decides to have a bond with someone else. And even if you believe in god it doesn't mean others have to live by your rules or the rules of your god or? Since your god says human has brains and should use them.
@dodoazo (17268)
• Philippines
28 Dec 12
You don't know what you're talking about. You don't have any basis to prove me that I am wrong. You're ignorant what the Bible says. You should read this: "For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark," (Matthew 24:38, KJV) Another one, "What therefore God hath joined together [in marriage], let not man put asunder [divide]." (Mark 10:9, KJV) You've brain, but defective and inferior - full of emptiness and "sucked" with pride... I'm using my brain to prove you, idiot that you're wrong!
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@GilMegans (241)
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
Hi val1234, just for further clarification pertaining to your statement that above subject was proposed in the senate to become a bill. Who exactly among the congressmen or the senators have been endorsing this kind of proposal? I haven't heard this airing in the media correspondence here in the Philippines such as, TV news, radio stations and even in the different social sites regarding on this. Are you pretty sure that this was proposed by the senate? if yes, who is the author of this bill? Kindly profound further information so that the public itself will be more cognizant and aware of this. However, taking up to the possible effects on this bill if being implemented in the senate, I think the person who drafted this bill is out of a normal being. Why I said so, because this is not the way how it works if we need to organize or diminish the issues of separation. Referring deeply to this bill if ever, what are the positive effect on this to the tradition and culture of the Filipino, what are the effect on this to the religious sector, what are the effect on this to the legitimate family, what are the effect on this to the public citizen including the members of the family and what are the effect on this to the eyes of the LORD? I cannot see even single positive effect on herein issue, this is truly revolutionizing our tradition, culture and our religious beliefs. This is non sense proposal, and cannot benefited good effect to the people. If you ask me what's my stand? well, my stand NO and kindly refer to above reasons...thank you...
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
Thanks for the response but your link given is not readable. Anyway, such particular bill introduce by a certain party list as you've mentioned is surely not passed in the congress and the senate. Renewable Marriage Bill is like you are applying for a drivers licence that when the term of validity is expired you need to renew. So it means that when we got married we just need also to undergo test drive before we can pass the requirements of getting renewable drivers licence officially? This is so weird. How can expect a good family raising children if the validity of official marriage is renewal for 10 years? what happen to the future of the children if the contract will not renewed? What happen to the holy vow of marriage if this will be the basis of everybody? Well, needless to say that this bill is futile and cannot generate good effect to the people and to our tradition as the Filipino....
• Philippines
31 Dec 12
www.spot.ph/the-feed/35999/10-year-marriage-contracts-proposed-by-womens-group
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
Welcome to myLot! Oh, really? I'm not updated. I guess that's not good. They are only encouraging people who would like to have a trial-and-error marriage. LOL. So that mean, people will renew their marriage again and again. I don't like this idea. It's better for people not to get married anymore if they aren't sure if they'll be with their spouses-to-be forever. Marriage is sacred. Thanks for sharing this discussion. Now, I'm updated. LOL. Happy myLotting!
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
Thank you for the warm welcome. The authors have mentioned that this concerns in the abandonment and separation of the women to their husband. And to simplify the procedures, thus, they don't have to pass through annulment and all these stuffs.
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• Philippines
10 Jan 13
It's kinda troublesome though. How many times should we renew our marriage? LOL. I think, I don't like this.
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
27 Dec 12
Your thoughts is really fun and i also had the same idea before.While i know that people should keep fresh and create romantic moments for each other so as to keep the relationship.Don't be negative and everything is gonna be fine.
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
Thank you. Have you read articles about these?
• United States
5 Feb 13
The pagan religion use to do something like a marriage with an expiration date. A couple could choose to live as husband and wife for a year. At the end of the year they would return to their priest and decide to stay together permanently or go their separate ways. If they decide to end their marriage then they left with what they came with. I understand traditions change and vary from religion to religion but I don't think the government should be legislating such things.
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
5 Feb 13
hi, for me i think half will cause benefits and half will cause burden to others,we all know that there are some couples who wanted to separated so they will divorce and divorce have a long process,so those people will more enjoy if marriage has an expiration.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
30 Dec 12
Hehehe...I not need the marriage expiration date till my end of life. Life is not like a medicine this is life long commitment. If the person wants to fall in love again and again then dont get marry only make love.
@farjun (135)
• Israel
29 Dec 12
i belive you got your anser about what other pepole think- besides.. if pepole would like thier marriage to expire then its up to them. you dont have to make it in to a law.
@savak03 (6681)
• United States
28 Dec 12
I couldn't condone having an expiration date on my marriage. I also don't believe in divorce except on the grounds of adultery. I realize that not everyone here share the same belief and that some religions don't consider the Bible as the book of guidance given to us by God. Some may not even believe in God. My belief though is strong and it is how I must live my life.
@misjoseph (162)
27 Dec 12
i see it both positive and negative as well... the positive is for those whose life is not going well have a chance of freedom and the negative side is that many people will take advantage over this opportunity and people life...
• United States
27 Dec 12
I think it is terrible and should be tossed out with the trash. How could people even think about something like this. bad enough people are not fighting to stay together then they go and ask for this. sad..