I want to get married.
There is no question about it. I am the girl who knows what songs she wants to be played at her wedding. I am the girl who has already picked her bridesmaids. I am the girl who watches wedding shows on TLC and cried while watching LaLa’s wedding on VH1. (I know, it’s sad, really. lol) I am the girl that believes firmly that God created me to be some man’s helper, partner, lover and child bearer. I want to spend my life learning and growing with one person. So I am 100% pro-marriage.
Apparently…not very many people tend to agree with me.
Today, we don’t value or respect the institution of marriage. In decades past, people felt the need to get married to do things like: have sex, have children, live together, etc. Today…a marriage license is not a pre-requisite for any of these things, at least not in our culture. The divorce rate is higher than it’s ever been before…and in my opinion, its because people don’t take their vows seriously. A lot of people get caught up in the glamorous idea of a wedding, and forget about the lifetime commitment that is a marriage.
So, why do I think marriage is important? I’m of the opinion that a strong family unit is paramount. While I know many awesome and productive people who were raised in single parent homes…I know the benefit of growing up in a home where both parents are present. Children aside, I don’t think that you can place value on a lifetime partnership with someone whom you regard as a friend, and confidant. Am I a romantic, yes. Do I realize that marriage is not all sunshine and rainbows? Yes. But I am of the opinion that the positive out weighs the negative…
The poll is a sign of the times, though. Tell me what you think. You can read the Time article & poll below.