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Is marriage important or just a piece of paper?

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  • stevmackey 2012/05/07 01:44:41
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    stevmackey
    +8
    It is a contract between two people. In April of next year I will have honored that contract 40 years.

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  • Brosia 2012/06/03 05:09:09
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    Brosia
    It is actually kind of both. The promise that you make is more important that a piece of paper, but that piece of paper shows everyone else that you made the promise.
  • blissful 2012/05/08 07:17:37
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    blissful
    It's supposed to be important, but apparently its' just become part of the Trend! Shameful!
  • mer18 2012/05/08 05:31:59
    Important
    mer18
    marriage is important........yeah:)
  • ~head~first~fearless~ 2012/05/08 02:31:32
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    ~head~first~fearless~
    Marriage is extremely important, not just some piece of paper.
  • Texas Gal 2012/05/07 23:37:43
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    Texas Gal
    I think it's important if you consider it important as it was intended. It's all in how you value it personally.
  • Caitlin Keim Brazeal 2012/05/07 21:59:43
    Important
    Caitlin Keim Brazeal
    idk really. its a personal thing and i think its important and way more than a piece of paper. the paper means nothing. there's more to it than that. can't explain it, but theres no love in a piece of paper.
  • **dark angel** 2012/05/07 21:17:11
    Just a piece of paper
    **dark angel**
    +1
    yup but no offence tu those who are married thoz
  • Willie 2012/05/07 20:27:34
    Important
    Willie
    Putting aside the emotional, social and spiritual aspects of marriage, getting married entitles you to literally THOUSANDS of special priviliges and rights that non-married couples do not receive. Perhaps the biggest of these, for most families, is income tax related. Over the 26 years we've filed jointly, my wife and I have saved tens of thousands of dollars. That alone made it worth the trip to city hall to get a license.
  • c.ruth93 2012/05/07 19:25:05
    Important
    c.ruth93
    To some it is very important and unfortunately to others it is that scrap piece of paper. For me it's an important thing and very joyous.
  • John Hall 2012/05/07 19:01:00
    Important
    John Hall
    it is important to me but to someone else it doesnt matter .
  • rwsncool 2012/05/07 18:47:36
    Important
    rwsncool
    its just exactly the way you see it dear
  • Kaitlyn countryswag Garner 2012/05/07 18:09:34
    Just a piece of paper
    Kaitlyn countryswag Garner
    +2
    Now, days its just a peice of paper...
  • Annaboobear 2012/05/07 18:08:25
    Just a piece of paper
    Annaboobear
    +1
    It doesnt strengthen the relationship, just put a label on it.
  • skull+crossbones 2012/05/07 18:02:23
    Just a piece of paper
    skull+crossbones
    ... What's the big deal? XD x
  • Teenage G-Man 2012/05/07 18:01:29
    Important
    Teenage G-Man
    +1
    It's so important!
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  • rwsncool Teenage... 2012/05/07 18:57:12
    rwsncool
    hope you never change your vote pal
  • Kyle 2012/05/07 17:59:36
    Important
    Kyle
    +3
    of course it is important its about the one person your going to spend the rest of your life with
  • Momena 2012/05/07 17:58:04
    Just a piece of paper
    Momena
    +3
    i dont believe on marriage
  • MandaLynne 2012/05/07 16:31:53
    Important
    MandaLynne
    +3
    It is a life-long commitment that restrains self-centeredness, self-indulgence and self-gratification. Abandoning the “others before self” concept of marriage for the self-serving concept of contractual relationships between autonomous individuals makes us increasingly narcissistic, ultimately leading toward moral and social collapse.

    Marriage is simply the highest of all human relationships and therefore must never be entered into lightly. It is the means of procreating humanity, nurturing and training subsequent generations and producing social order.

    The Judeo-Christian concept of marriage is as old as mankind. It has served as the very foundation of civilization itself. The marriage covenant is singularly unique in civilization; for marriage is not just a civil union between two people, rather it is an emotional, physical and spiritual union between one man and one woman. Emotional in the sense that these two people, male and female, each with different attributes, join together in life; each assisting the other, nurturing and caring for one another, affirming and guiding one another – in essence, completing the other. Physical in the sense that marriage is procreative – two separate biological beings blending together to create what neither can create on their own: ch...


    It is a life-long commitment that restrains self-centeredness, self-indulgence and self-gratification. Abandoning the “others before self” concept of marriage for the self-serving concept of contractual relationships between autonomous individuals makes us increasingly narcissistic, ultimately leading toward moral and social collapse.

    Marriage is simply the highest of all human relationships and therefore must never be entered into lightly. It is the means of procreating humanity, nurturing and training subsequent generations and producing social order.

    The Judeo-Christian concept of marriage is as old as mankind. It has served as the very foundation of civilization itself. The marriage covenant is singularly unique in civilization; for marriage is not just a civil union between two people, rather it is an emotional, physical and spiritual union between one man and one woman. Emotional in the sense that these two people, male and female, each with different attributes, join together in life; each assisting the other, nurturing and caring for one another, affirming and guiding one another – in essence, completing the other. Physical in the sense that marriage is procreative – two separate biological beings blending together to create what neither can create on their own: children. And lastly, spiritual in the sense that we are made for this partnership that places the interest of the other (or others in the case of children) above self – a relationship that ultimately mirrors God’s sacrificial love toward each of us and His bride: the church.

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  • D.C.Verdone 2012/05/07 14:51:34
    Important
    D.C.Verdone
    +2
    Marraige, to me, is important. Its the final leap of trust I am showing my significant other by saying "yes" to the question. You should never agree to be in that kind of a bond unless you are wholeheartedly BOTH in it.
  • The Mosher 2012/05/07 14:33:49
    Important
    The Mosher
    +2
    Yet to many it is just a piece of paper
  • KoAm 2012/05/07 13:36:55
    Important
    KoAm
    +3
    Anyone who thinks it's "just a piece of paper" should not get married.
  • Suni 2012/05/07 13:25:03
    Important
    Suni
    +3
    only as important as tthe two people who are considering marriage think it's important....
  • Marlow ~ Let There Be Light 2012/05/07 13:07:16
    Important
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    +3
    Of course it's important. It's a sacrement from God. If you think it's only a piece of paper then you are not really married.

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  • tweet_tweet 2012/05/07 12:58:25
    Important
    tweet_tweet
    +2
    It's obviously important to some people, as it determines many factors regarding hosptial visitation rights, taxation, distribution of property upon death, insurance policies, etc.
  • Юлия Чмелёва 2012/05/07 11:05:12
    Important
    Юлия Чмелёва
    +2
    when you marry someone mean you trust that person & ready to share with him whole your life
  • Hula girl - Friends not Fol... 2012/05/07 08:29:28
    Important
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    +2
    Very important. Just look at the moral decline of society with those that don't value it or those that have children without it.
  • mrdog 2012/05/07 07:23:08
    Important
    mrdog
    +2
    Two become one...bark
  • psiEnergos 2012/05/07 07:17:44
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    psiEnergos
    +2
    Its very important. The paper is for the benefit of the state (prove you paid a damn tax). The vow and bond with each other is important and should never be taken lightly.
  • Brownielover504 2012/05/07 06:49:47
    Just a piece of paper
    Brownielover504
    +4
    I wanna get married but its not that impartant and it is just a piece of paper cause people kill and beat there wifes and husbands and then get married again while they are still married and there is just a piece of paper bonding you lol BUT IT IS IMPORTANT THAT I GET MARRIED AND START MY OWN FAMILY...
  • D.C.Ver... Brownie... 2012/05/07 14:46:34
    D.C.Verdone
    +1
    I never thought of it that way. I like that too :)
  • YodaHead 2012/05/07 06:47:41
    Important
    YodaHead
    +2
    To people who take it ... A piece of paper to hose who don't
  • TheTruth1313 2012/05/07 06:36:58
    Important
    TheTruth1313
    +2
    Yeah, I think so.
  • Guru_T_Firefly 2012/05/07 05:08:49
    Just a piece of paper
    Guru_T_Firefly
    +3
    Marriage isn't important, but commitment and personal honesty are.
  • Kibbles 2012/05/07 04:47:44
    Important
    Kibbles
    +2
    It is a bond that you have sworn to. It is two people saying that they plan to be togthere and love each other with all their hearts, I think its a beautiful thing.
  • Sinister Ken Doll™ 2012/05/07 04:47:34
    Just a piece of paper
    Sinister Ken Doll™
    +3
    it's legalized slavery
  • Gregaj7 2012/05/07 04:35:23
    Important
    Gregaj7
    +2
    Family foundation.
  • Moose 2012/05/07 03:58:59
    Important
    Moose
    +2
    It is not a piece of paper. In some states that comes long after the marriage. Marriage is more a matter of peace than of paper.
  • Miko 2012/05/07 03:34:55
    Important
    Miko
    +3
    VERY Important to build up ur life with someone really cares of u and ready to sacrifice her/his life for the sake of u.
  • Batman 2012/05/07 02:56:23
    Important
    Batman
    +3
    for most people, it will be the most important thing they ever do on Earth.

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