Marriage Is The Most Sacred And Valuable Culture Institution Of All Time

1893 Words Oct 14th, 2016 8 Pages
Marriage is the most sacred and valuable culture institution of all time. Nevertheless its status has been reversed excessively with the pass of the years, and in the last ten years singleness has gone from being a challenge to overcome for those who were marriageable age to merely an option for the majority of people. In The Week article, “In the 17th and 18th centuries, when Enlightenment thinkers pioneered the idea that life was about the pursuit of happiness. They advocated marrying for love rather than wealth or status. This trend was augmented by the Industrial Revolution and the growth of the middle class in the 19th century, which enabled young men to select a spouse and pay for a wedding, regardless of parental approval.” (Royals, R. 2016). Unfortunately, over the time, marriage lost the value and expectation of those centuries. Correspondingly, with the decline of marital intentions with the pass of the time for the society, when a couple decided to get married a new problem arises, one that has been increasing in the last years, divorce. Comparatively, a century ago, divorce was practically non-existent, based on the principles in the cultural and religious pressure imposed upon married couples. Nevertheless, today that has radically changed, considering the sharp decline in the statistics of marriage that do not end in a separation. The increased in the divorce rate through all this years is a disturbing situation considering that has countless causes and…

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