Do you value the practice of marriage?
Fact: A record-low 51 percent of adults aged 18 and older in the United States were married in 2010, compared with 72 percent in 1960. The new report, conducted by a Pew Research Center, has people discussing about whether or not the act of matrimony, or marriage, is still considered sacred/important.
While some argue that the mass population no longer views marriage in the same light, Bradford Wilcox, a director at the University of Virginia, says that the decline is also related to the economic fallout. “Americans see marriage at least in part as an economic undertaking,” he told MSNBC.
TeenSpot: Is the act of marriage sacred and/or important to you — Yes or No?
MysteryInside on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 1:41 pm
Marriage is nice, but I don’t think it’s necessary to have a fulfilling life. And, honestly, I think it’s over-emphasized. If you really love someone and want to marry them, then by all means, do so, but you shouldn’t need a stupid piece of paper, an expensive piece of jewelry and a giant ceremony to say “I love you”.
accio_anthem on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 7:38 pm
I believe in marriage: it’s saying, to the world, that you’re going to commit. I don’t see what’s so silly about commitment; rather, I think it’s one of the most selfless things you could do. For me, love is the only thing I can look to for security, and if I don’t believe in that then I’ve got nothing, so that’s what I choose to put my stock in.
madipaige100 on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm
Nahh costs to much money and no one gets married anymore and stays married you can blame that on our parents generation
soccer_1520 on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 12:22 pm
I don’t like how marriage has to do with the law. I don’t need a piece a paper to say I love someone. However I do understand divorce laws if the couple has children, because rules do need to be set if the parents are too immature to set rules themselves for custody. Honestly I would rather “date” and be “committed” to someone I love for years upon years, instead of marrying because I don’t want to go through a long divorce. Wedding’s are nice when they are small and humble. Not all this fake nonsense these rich people and celebrities do for bragging rights. I can date and live with a guy, and be committed, but i don’t need a fancy ceremony or a piece of paper.
oxkristyxo on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 10:01 am
i believe in marriage. its how you make love official. i think its a beautiful thing. sadly you got dumdums who think they are madly in love and want to get married and have a beautiful wedding when in reality, they know nothings there. i think it proves to others that the bride is the groom’s and the groom is the bride’s, thats why you have wedding rings to prove you belong to someone in a commited relationship so others dont ruin things between you to. its very beautiful and romantic ceremony
shesBORED on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 2:08 am
i dnt believe in it
its just a ceremony for a piece of paper and a party for family
TayloredDaCreater on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 12:43 am
You can not cheat on your husband/wife or even up, but you may to your boyfriend/girlfriend thats some where in the Holy Bible
wheresmychippy on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 12:26 am
People divorce for a lot more reasons than just not working problems out, fyi.
As far as marriage goes, I think it’s far too laden with Christianity for me to value it. If I love someone I don’t need a piece of paper and church ordination to show it.
kingdomka1 on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 10:58 pm
uh yea u fall in love with a person and get married n the eyes pf God marriage is a great thing u just got to make it work (and my wife is the girl n the picture im a guy)
RileyDandy on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 9:48 pm
I don’t think it’s the generation that sucks. I think it’s the parents (or lack of) that raise their children with zero morals and no guidance in what marriage is and should be. I think that the idea of marriage is silly anyways. Practicing the idea of “I will love you forever even if I outgrow you” is the most ridiculous commitment I have ever heard of.