Author: Anthony Ramirez
If the institute of marriage has to be evaluated, then we have to reevaluate ourselves. These days we see more marriages fail, not because the institute itself is failing, but because we as people rush in and out of things too easily. There is far less dedication, less planning, less care.
People these days rush into things. They make babies, get married, then realize there is little to no compatibility or at least commitment, then back out. Then they grow up and perhaps find someone more suitable, but by that time, a “normal” or “typical” family life is off.
Look at it from the “new” marriage standpoint. Homosexuals want to get married now. Those that do, have made such a commitment to themselves, that it’s something that they want and feel so strongly, that they will do anything to achieve that. Yet those heterosexual couples, can come and go with it as they please. Hetero couples should achieve that level of desire for unity and marriage so that divorce isn’t an issue later on down the line.
I guess my main point is, the institute of marriage isn’t the question. The peoples feelings and thoughts and wills should truly look at and understand and be willing to do what it takes to make a marriage last. Not that marriage is something that can be broken. Today, people are more true to paying their debts because not doing so will hurt your credit and future. But getting a divorce and reneging on your marriage vows is just a signature away from finding… True love?