Why marry?

Why marry?

I met up with Alex and Lisa yesterday, and Alex asked me the best question:

[quote]What does the institution of marriage even mean?[/quote]

Which is the best question, and something no-one has ever asked me. It’s a question that everyone should be asking this year, a year where every Australian from the federal parliament down is talking about marriage and redefining marriage.

Marriage according to the law in Australia is:

[quote]the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life[/quote]

Marriage according to conservative political policies is:

[quote]the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognised by law[/quote]

Yet so much conservative conversation is about marriage being the shell for a family, for child bearing.

I say that marriage is:

[quote]two people joining a union for life, two people that have humbly and boldly decided to tackle life together instead of tackling life alone[/quote]

What do you define marriage as? Join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter now.

 

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Posted by Married By Josh on Saturday, May 30, 2015