This will be brief, but just about all of my adult life, I've listened to the negatives from people who are against marriage, and in my opinion, if you're against marriage, you either have a poverty mentality or can't commit to anyone and generally are not trustworthy or dependable.
Most people understand marriage to be the union of a man and woman through a private contract, legally, it means: Marriage… is the civil status of one man and one woman united in law for life, for the discharge to each other and the community of the duties legally incumbent on those whose association is founded on the distinction of sex."- Black's Law Dictionary, dating back to 1891
The Heritage Foundation gives this definition: The benefits of marriage: Marriage is uniquely beneficial to society because it is the foundation of the family and the basic building block of society.
- It brings significant stability and meaning to human relationships.
- It remains the ideal for the raising of children.
- It plays an important role in transmitting culture and civilization to future generations.
Statistically, married couples are much wealthier and happier.
My paternal grandparents were married for 67 years. My grandmother passed away in 2007. However, I saw my grandparents committed to each other--she was my grandfather's best friend. Their love and respect, as well as committment to each other was inspiring.
Marriage is not all roses and you have to work at it for it to be successful as any other thing in life.
Thus, it's marriage for me...
Why should anyone fear the one thing that can bring about the stability that all human beings desire?