What is Marriage?

October 16, 2006 7:37am CST
Has the word Married become more of a social Ritual ? Do people only get married because they have to....for the sake of Society..Is it pressure from family or society..?
4 responses
• India
4 Dec 06
no its not a pressure its a relation between two hearts
@rmuxagirl (7561)
• United States
16 Oct 06
To me marriage is a spiritual union between two people. When I get married in the church I will be married in God's eyes, that I have found the one He wanted me to live my life with, my other half. And getting married enhances that and strengthen our bond to each other.
@code_11 (902)
• Nigeria
16 Oct 06
Marriage is the foundation of the family unit. In this society and time, the family is the closest knit, self-perpetuating, self-protecting unit. It is necessary economically and otherwise to the society the way it is set up in present time. A culture will go by the boards if its basic building block, the family, is removed as a valid building block. So one can be fairly sure that he who destroys marriage destroys the civilization.
@busybea (930)
• United States
16 Oct 06
I think, and it is sad to say, but I think that in America marriage has become too much of a social and disposible commodity. Some get married for the benefits of merging businesses or the tax benefits of marrying; some don't get married for the benefit (governmental benefits of single moms); some get married because they need to feel secure in SOMETHING, but when an obstacle presents itself, these marriages usually fold with the wind and I think it's because society is teaching us to trade up instead of fixing what's broken.