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Two Princesses 2 kids; Long Beach, CA, United States 7203 posts
22nd Dec '12
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" <blockquote><b>Quoting You're not my demographic:</b>" Read this as "Do you believe ... [snip!] ... People do it for religion purposes. People do it just because they want to. Whatever the reason it is something I agree with"


Good point, will change the subject lol.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22981 posts
22nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Two Princesses:</b>" Good point, will change the subject lol."</blockquote>




Lol sorry it is sort of a pet peeve of mine to not believe in something that happens lol

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
22nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting speaktruth2powr:</b>" I think that the benefits of getting married (both legal and social) far out-weigh not getting married. ... [snip!] ... married. I think marriage in our society (North American for sure, maybe Western), is SO undervalued and misunderstood."</blockquote>




I agree.

Two Princesses 2 kids; Long Beach, CA, United States 7203 posts
22nd Dec '12
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Two Princesses:</b>" Good point, will change the subject lol."</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... subject lol."</blockquote> Lol sorry it is sort of a pet peeve of mine to not believe in something that happens lol"



Do you like the new one better? :D

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22981 posts
22nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Two Princesses:</b>" Do you like the new one better? :D"</blockquote>




Yes thank you!

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
22nd Dec '12
Quoting Mayhem.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Rd.:</b>" Common law is recognized as being married by the government. ... [snip!] ... "basically married" lol"</blockquote> That's true, but that's not recognized everywhere. Or is it? I'm not sure :oops:"

It isn't here. But what I was saying was that we act like we are married.

Madame Joy Colorado 69 posts
22nd Dec '12

I believe in committing to someone else because I believe it truly helps a person grow more than any other non-committal relationship, but do you need a legal statement to make it legitimate? Absolutely not. In the past and until today, marriage was about fulfilling earthly needs, but as we move into another more conscious era, committed relationships should be more about raising consciousness and growing spiritually together.

Vince Offer 2 kids; Bellevue, Washington 223 posts
22nd Dec '12

I don't believe in it for me. There's no reason for me to get married. I'm financially independent, have 2 kids to protect, and enjoy being a single parent. I will not give up my name or my independence to be some "wife of."



If by chance I meet someone who wants me just as I am, and does not want hinder my independence, I will happily settle down with them at some point. But marriage itself is irrelevant to a good relationship, IMO. It's just a piece of paper that binds you to someone else. I do not want to be bound.

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
22nd Dec '12

I believe in commitment and I agree with the idea of marriage, but not in a religious sense.

DisneyMommy 34 kids; Florida 6301 posts
22nd Dec '12

I believe in doing whatever mutually makes you and your partner both happy, weather that is marriage or not.



marriage is beautiful when it is betwen 2 people who love each other and want to make a life together.



I have been both legally married, and my marriage was valuable to me, not just a piece of paper, and I also have been in a relationship where even without the paper, i considered us married in a sense.



Life and marriage/relationships are what the people in it decide to make of it.

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
22nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mayhem.:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Stu Padasso:</b>" I personally don't believe in it. You can ... [snip!] ... a wedding. It's different for everyone though."</blockquote> You can have a marriage without a wedding though, too."</blockquote>




Not here I can't ... I have to have a celebrant perform a ceremony for it to be classed a legal marriage

mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
22nd Dec '12

I believe in marriage. My first didnt go so well..My second is awesome most the time!

Tarynosaurus Rex San Antonio, Texas 1271 posts
24th Dec '12

Marriage is a social construct created by man. I do not believe that it is necessary to have a lasting relationship or to raise children together.



If people want to get married fine, but if they don't that is not a big deal either. And marriage doesn't necessarily change your taxes. My dad and stepmom have been married for almost 12 years and they still file as single.