Do you believe in the sanctity of marriage?
May 7, 2007 10:35am CST
Are you the type that would do everything to save marriage? or the type who believes in divorce or annulment?
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
8 May 07
That depends on your convictions. Marriage can be very important for a person without religious beliefs. If you have them and hence think that it's something sacred and unbreakable, you have more limitations. I personally don't think it's something sacred, but it is important, so when you do something like marrying, you're willing to do many sacrifices to save it. However, almost nothing in life is done "at any price": i wouldn't do ANYTHING to save my marriage, obviously there'd be limits. Besides, it depends on the circumstances of the marriage to know if it's worth fighting to save it or not. Sometimes does, sometimes doesn't and it's better to forget about it all and divorce.
7 May 07
I do believe in marriage, but applying this believe can sometimes be very difficult, can't it? And with the divorce rate being what it is, getting divorced seems nowadays just like a bureaucratic proceedure, like getting a drivers license. For my parents´ generation divorce was still considered a scandal, but that has obviously changed.
7 May 07
Yes I did and I do. I was raised in a Catholic houselhold that does believe in the values of this church. I did get married and it was for life, in my mind at least. We had a son who was born with a lot of complications and my husband left us. I tried everything all the way to pleading and begging to suggesting going to counselling for him to stay. It took him 3 days to pack and leave. I swore that Iw ould never be with another man and for 2 years I wasn't. I had no interest in men at all. I actually was quite bitter and angry with men. Then I met this wonderful single father and now we are in a long term relationship and love eachother. I can see us getting married down the road and this time I know that it's right! There was one wedding that I attended and during the reception speeches (it was the brides second wedding) she tried to make a joke which I thought was in horribly BAD humour. She said " if this marriage doesn't work out, I can get a divroce in 3 months flat!" And the sad thing was although it was said as a joke I know that she meant it. Her and her husband are now filing for divorce after 4 years of marriage. People do not hold marriage in the esteem that they used to. I think it is just part of the way that society as a whole is crumbling.