Purpose Of Marriage

Purpose of Marriage When I hear about people getting married, I always wonder why. Marriage is defined as the legally or formally recognized union of two people as partners in a relationship. Some would say that marriage is when two people are committed to each other with love, truthfulness, and honesty. Others believe it takes a lot of hard work to maintain the intention of spending their lives together. Personally, marriage represents the legal solidification of a partnership between two people. I firmly believe that marriage is used for social advancement, whether it 's religiously, financially, or just to fit in because everyone else is getting married. To provide further evidence for my theory, I have found informative articles, …show more content…
Statistically, however, half of them will divorce within the first ten years of marriage. An interesting theory about divorce is that it is contagious; a couples’ chances of getting divorced increases by 75% if they associate with people that are divorcing. There are many factors that play a role in divorce, but there are also many things that hold a relationship together. Many couples find themselves filing for divorce because of reasons such as lack of respect, infidelity, or boredom. In happy marriages, studies show that the wife is thinner that the husband, the couples focus on the positive aspects of life, and that men helping with house chores can improve the couples’ sex life. The U.S. federal government lists over a thousand legal benefits to committing to a marriage such as visitation rights in both a hospital and a jail. Couples who are married tend to make more money, be physically and emotionally healthier, raise happier and more successful children, and have more sex than people who are not …show more content…
The church usually helps the couple understand why they should be married before the eyes of God, why marriage before sex is important, and what being married can do for them. In the seminar, “The Purpose and Power of Marriage”, Reverend Bob Nicholson explains that marriage is the most sacred relationship we will ever know as humans. He goes on to describe how marriage is designed by God to help couples experience and strengthen their deepest need. Their deepest need is said to give people meaning and purpose in life, allow people to be comfortable with their emotions, and gives people a better understanding of their personal morality and decision-making. Reverend Nicholson continues on to explain different ways that people can make their marriage stronger and release conflict between the couple, and that having these strategies will help empower their marital relationship and their relationship with themselves. Lastly, Nicholson expresses how having a happy marriage can help with the couples’ relationships with their family, peers, and acquaintances. He explains that once a couple meets their deepest needs in a marriage, they will be able to express that self-awareness with others and help bring out the best in

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