Is Marriage Still Relevant?

In 1975 only 16% of couples lived together before getting married, now that number is just over 80%. Couples are also deciding to start families before marriage now more than ever before. Given that, is marriage still relevant? How important is the ceremony and certificate in 2020? LiveTribers, what do you think?

Posted by on 10 Jul 2020

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    Domain marriage is still highly relevant as a person who comes from a split family alone I just want to know one I couldn't wait to become a woman and grow up let alone to be walking down the aisle so I actually find the guy that loves me for me of course I agree with marriage but that doesn't make me a full believer in Christian nor Christ I will be having a Blackman wedding that means black dress not white as myself I'm not a virgin so why should I have to follow certain regulations you don't you just have to know that if you believe in in love let alone finding your soulmate and that's the only person you want to be with will then of course get married I'm down for 100% black dress when I get married when I die it white dress

    Posted by Nicole on 01 Aug 2020

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    not for me and my partner of 14 years just a piece of paper, a kid a bigger commitment

    Posted by squeekums1 on 20 Jul 2020

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    Well, the laws surrounding marriage & divorce and what is forbidden inside of those has changed quite a bit since 1975. You can also choose to get married in a government office and hold a ceremony at some point later down the track, like after you have acquired your 2.3 children and eight residential properties to fund it all. Ultimately, you will base your decisions regarding ceremony around the wishes of both sides of the families involved. I've been married for many years already and by agreement, without an expensive ceremony nor church wedding. We do what we have to do in these interesting times and always with the blessings of as many as possible with the intention to add to our rapidly declining world population because we're being killed off at a much higher rate than so-called peaceful times have previously dictated.

    Posted by vegandelight on 15 Jul 2020

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    Kids can't afford to save for a deposit on a house or the the mortgage that comes with it. Friends with benefits, Feminist nonsense, Fluid gender, LGBTIXYZ etc, Sex education for primary schools nonsense and the falseness of social media making them believe everybody leads a perfect life 'except them'. For the last 20 plus years young men have been told they should be 'snags' (sensitive new age guys) etc which has resulted in most young people not knowing if they are Arthur or Martha. Throw in the MSM extolling the virtues of so called celebrities having pre-nup legal agreements in place before they marry, plus the fall from grace of the religious top echelons no wonder young people don't want a bar of marriage. Rant over... Namaste.

    Posted by rik111 on 13 Jul 2020

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    This year we are celebrating 20 years of being married. It is up to the individual. Marriage benefits children and those who are in it, who are truly committed to it. Marriage benefits society and the community.

    Posted by tassiegirl on 12 Jul 2020

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    2020 I dont believe its as relevant as it was 50 years ago,I had children in the 80s.married in 1994,divorced in 2004. I would have loved to be married first but it didnt work out,Ex hubby wasnt sure he was ready to be married,then he was the one that wanted the divorce.

    Posted by Jannette on 11 Jul 2020

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    celebrating 50 years of marriage next month and did not live together before . very proud and happy still.

    Posted by Tisse on 11 Jul 2020

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    Marriage is very likely a male , patriarchal construct. However for those that believe that they truly love one another then it provides a written and verbal contract of commitment. If marriage was truly on the way out then no-one would ever do it. Marriage still seems to provide a semblance of a stable society. Much research consistently shows that children raised by a married couple seem to do better on life and health than others.

    Posted by mact on 10 Jul 2020

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    Men do not dream of getting married, only dream about cars.

    Posted by phillip on 22 Jul 2020

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