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  • well people certainly seemed to have made a mockery of it over the years..they make all these promises to each other that they then strive to break and end up divorced.
  • I thought it was outdated in the 1950's. It is just a ritual and unneeded unless one is extremely religious.
  • Really what do marriage vows mean anymore? Does it make any sense to "love, honor and cherish" anyone in this day and age? People who live together rarely wind up loving each other. Cheating is a world-wide past-time, and fewer and fewer people are intimate with the concept of "honor." Cherish? What's that in a society that is more interested in whatever seems new and, therefore, exciting? People treat relationships like cheap toys -- love it when it's new and bored silly with it shortly thereafter. We trivialize the concept of "commitment" and marriage requires heeps of it. It's a sorry state of affairs when wolves and penguins understand it better than human beings do.
  • I hope not. A little bit of structure and reliability is good for society and good for everyone living in it.
  • From studying sociology and looking at the increase and decrease of marriage i would say it is in decline. Woman are marrying later in life so they can have a career first. Although i still think people believe in marry.
  • yeah alittle its getting worse though. =]
  • Not really...people just dont know when to get married...they think they they HAVE LOVE/LUST...for somebody they are in love...and can get married... Or... They just want the "wedding day".. Or...They truely think they are in love...but there partner...has put on a front...WHICH WILL NEVER WORK. Cuz once married, and liveing togather...the true them comes out... And these days people take marriage as just a "status"...oh yeah im married...but when something arises...that they dont aggree with...they want "A DIVORCE" the 2 most retarded words in the dictionary...lmao..."oh yeah, im going through a divorce"...people really need to look at there relationship with there partner...before taking the big step...KNOWING. That no matter what arises...they can take care of it...TOGATHER...working as a UNIT...AND NOT seperate...trying to fullfill there won selfish needs. Usually, money...lust...discontentment...or anger is a quick way to "Get out of the marriage"...but that is ALL selfish...personal needs...in a marriage, your partner comes first...you are a TEAM. To be blunt tho... A marriage (in church/court) is only legal bonding. A true marriage (that originated from the bible)...wasnt really in a church at all...or legal, it was 2 people who bettween each other...(and God) took a vow to love...each other, and be togather...forever (the eternal love)...and if it was before God...well...he knows...and that is all that matters, a MARRIAGE PARTY...which was the ritual or public matter...was only so friends and family could celebrate...lol, there was no legal bondage...and wedding rings came in somewhere...So you could SHOW WITH PRIDE that you were a married man/woman. (not something you take off...and put in a drawer when you go out)...People just need to learn the true meaning of LOVE
  • The expectations and requirements of marriage are becoming outdated. It's accepted as optional now. If only we could get rid of the marriage requirements for legal benefits... *sigh*
  • Of course not, just morals and principles.
  • Worse, than before, frindship is the better institute.
  • Not really. We just need to stop allowing the narrow-minded few to define it for everyone.
  • Nope! It is good!
  • Marriage is in, problem is it's just not thought of as was intended. It's not for keeps, everyone has in their minds heck if it doesn't work out I'll get a divorce. So instead of working on what they have they just leave and try again as more children live with their step parents more than their birth parents.
  • True marriage is not a ritual and never was designed to be. Marriage is a God involved union between a man and a woman that He designed by joining them together to be one. Marriage was built into creation and does not involve vows, ministers, public authorities, or documents. It involves the couple and the Lord alone.
  • It would seem so.
  • i believe that if we think about the time in which marriage was instituted compared to now, times are soooooooo extremely different, and the reasons people get married are very different as well. so yes, i think it's definitely outdated by definition. those initial reasons that marriage was "invented" no longer exist and it's no wonder there are so many divorces; also, when it's a 'successful' marriage, it's no wonder its so very much work to make it 'work'
  • Only if we decide to let it be. To me, it is not. Anyone who thinks so should please not be interested in me like that at all.
  • It's still the same ... people have changed. Most people used to think that everyone will or should get married. Now people see that they can be happy without it or just aren't intereted in putting in the effort it takes to make a marriage work. It's not for everyone ... but if it's right ... it's wonderful.
  • Never! I believe in marriage completely and I know that if divorce wasn't in our vocabulary and wasn't an option most people would stick it out. Some wouldn't and some situations are in need of divorce, I realize that too but I feel that we just give up too easily sometimes and we should have the faith to make it work.
  • Marriage - with people forgetting their morals and misunderstanding LOVE.
  • Not at all, although Satan would like you to believe it is. Marriage is a covenant between you, you significant other and God. It is an agreement to stay together in good times and bad... Well I won't go into all that it is. But, it is NOT outdated.
  • i dont know about that. but id say its a lie most people(especially females) dont intend to keep.
  • Nah. If the right people are together, it works out well.
  • There is a TREMENDOUS article called, "The Monogamy Puzzle" that I encourage all of students of sexuality to read. http://bit.ly/ak5yK Humans may or may not be monogamous, but our intellect and social development has always been a factor to consider. Keeping a marriage healthy, like any living thing, requires nutrition, growth and rest. www.makeyourwifehot.com
  • Since marriage is responsiblity and work, it makes many run for the hills sadder but wiser. They never really had a marriage anyway. Marriage is a true test of character, integrity and true heroism if children are raised correctly.
  • I think it is, other than the tax benefits I don't really see and advantage to the practice. I think it's something that people do because it is expected of them but I don't think that it's something that is as important as it used to be. It entirely possible to be committed to someone else for a life time with out a piece of paper saying that you've agreed to do so.
  • Marriage is not necessary, but people should stay together for the purpose of raising their children.
  • Outdated, especially now with the recession. People can't afford it.
  • Yes it is. Instaid of being something signifyinging the love between two people, marriage has now become a simple money transfer ritual. Thanks to women and their natural propensity for greed and resources, marriage is now just an easy way for a woman to make a buck off a hard working, man then go off and cheat on him. Marriage used to be important, then women discovered the divorce lawyer, and all that changed...
  • Marriage is a contract of responsibility to your significant other and the state you married in, most people overlook the third party involved in a marraige certificate; its the same thing with a vehicle registration, your not the sole owner, the state is a coowner and your paying the state to own the car and drive on the states roads which also comes out of your taxes.
  • seems so
  • Yes it is, in my opinion just that.
  • I hope not! I'm so tired of seeing people shacking up and then taking off the minute things get tough. It's an easy out.
  • If its such an outdated concept to want to bring children up in a secure and stable environment then perhaps we as the selfish western world we are should consider not having children at all. As it is the countries with the highest divorce rates mirror some of the highest levels of unease, depression and unhappiness among their children and teenagers. I don't believe that is coincidence. It is a result of a selfish generation putting their ever thrilling love lifes before their children. A large amount of substance abuse and depression among the young stems from a broken home.
  • I don't think it's outdated I think that people now days just don't value it
  • I think that it's something that needs to be worked on and to have open and honest communication. I don't think it will ever be outdated, I see the marriage as more than a ritual, the hard work comes from the years that you spend together.
  • I think it would be all right if it wasn't for the ciil side of it.

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