Is marriage still death do us part?

United States
February 15, 2007 6:32pm CST
Should till death do us part still be a part of the marriage vows? With 50% of marriages ending in divorce. Why lie when taking a vow? Do you think it should still be included in the vows or omitted ?
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6 responses
• United States
16 Feb 07
Maybe if it was more difficult to get a divorce, people wouldn't take getting married to someone so lightly. Most people probably don't even know what the vows are.
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• United States
17 Feb 07
Hah yes, they really don't know !
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
16 Feb 07
As I see it marriage means comitting to an other person for life. If one does not intend to be with the same person for the rest of ones life I think one should not get married. I am absolutely against lying when taking a vow. I don't think the vow should be changed. And I do not think marriage should be entered lightly. I understand that marriages often ends in divorce: Even so i think the intention should always be that this is forever.
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• United States
17 Feb 07
I genuinely appreciate your comment. thank you
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@talisman (1308)
• United States
16 Feb 07
Why should it be omitted just because a bunch of people don't take their vows seriously? That would be incredibly stupid. That's like rewarding people for making bad decisions. "Yeah, we know that many of you aren't going to keep your vows, so we'll be omitting some things so it makes you less of a liar when you cheat, aren't honest, abuse, or do anything else to end your marriage". A vow is a vow. If you aren't going to keep them, don't make them, but don't change them. Vows are serious and they should be taken seriously. Not changed because people are too stupid to truly think about what kind of commitment a marriage is.
@Gwapako_28 (2142)
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
It should be depends of the commitments you have for each other!
@zipzipzop (419)
• China
16 Feb 07
I think the vows isn't valid after marriages ending in divorce.
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@Anakata2007 (1787)
• Canada
26 Mar 07
it should still be included. But I think they should make it much harder to get married. They need to make marital counselling obligatory. They need to make it harder to get a divorce and harder to remarry after getting a divorce, that way stupid dummies who get married after only knowing someone 2 weeks will thnk twice.