Wedding Ring: Is Never a Handcuff

“A huge advantage of marriage is that when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with, marriage keeps you together until you fall in again” Judith Viorst”.
In recent decades, living together before marriage has become increasingly common in the United States. At least 50 – 70% of couples married during the 1990s cohabited premaritally (Bumpass and Lu 2; Stanley et al. 497). Many people, regardless of the gender, race, religious, cultural or ethnic background, believe that family is the nucleus of the society, and marriage is the only way for a stable society to exist and prosper. While I agree with this point of view, I also believe that marriage is a legitimate response to the basic biological instinct to have intimate relationships and experience parenthood for offspring. Furthermore, I consider marriage as a sacred bond between a man and a woman. Many, especially religious people, consider cohabitation of a man and a woman outside the marriage cult scandalous and inacceptable. For many others, however, the cohabitation of a woman a man before marriage is ideal to adequately determine if their lifetime commitment to one another as husband and wife is possible. They even believe that marriage is no longer an obligation and is not required for the society to exist.
While, I strongly agree with Pugh on welcoming social changes intended to improve our social lives and our relationships with each other. I disagree with her perception of marriage being not proven flexible enough to handle the demands of modern life (Gabel 75). In the contrary, I view commitment in marriage as way to adapt one’s changing needs to accommodate those of the other person involved in it. I, among many others, believe that marriage is a sacred institution and view it from a moral and religious perspective that transcends all conventional moralities, public interests and social structure. For Rick Santorum and his wife Karen, “parent’s strength comes from their love to...