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The sanctity of marriage

“Marriage is the union of two different surnames, in friendship and in love, in order to continue the posterity of the former sages, and to furnish those who shall preside at the sacrifices to heaven and earth, at those in the ancestral temple, and at those at the altars to the spirits of the land and grain.”

“Marriage is a living sacrament alive with grace and blessings. Every righteous act of marital life becomes a source of grace.”

Marriage can also be called matrimony or in a more ancient way wedlock. It is a social union or legal contract between people called spouses and it establishes rights and obligations between the spouses, between the spouses and their children, and between the spouses and their in-laws. The definition of marriage varies according to different cultures, but it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged. Although every culture will vary from one another in a massive way marriage is one of the few things that can be considered a “universal cultural”. In many cultures, marriage is formalized via a wedding ceremony. In terms of legal recognition, most sovereign states and other jurisdictions limit marriage to opposite-sex couples or two persons of opposite gender in the gender binary, and a diminishing number of these permit polygyny, child marriages, and forced marriages. Sometimes people might confuse the idea of marriage in religion and the one in tradition. For instance our culture has one of the strictest marriage obligations there are. But ironically those obligations put together construct a beautiful home as they make one spouse respect the other in an exceptional way.

People marry for many reasons, including: legal, social, libidinal, emotional, financial, spiritual, and religious.  But regardless the reason I believe that once you get married you should respect the blessings of marriage. Marriages can be performed in a secular civil ceremony or in a religious setting. The act of marriage usually creates normative or legal obligations between the individuals involved. Some cultures allow the dissolution of marriage through divorce or annulment. Polygamous marriages may also occur in spite of national laws.

Marriage can be recognized by a state, an organization, a religious authority, a tribal group, a local community or peers. It is often viewed as a contract. Civil marriage is the legal concept of marriage as a governmental institution irrespective of religious affiliation, in accordance with marriage laws of the jurisdiction. Forced marriages are illegal in some jurisdictions. And in many cultures divorce is forbidden.

Even though the divorce rate at this time is quite high. Many say and also believe that the lack of religious practice increases not only divorce but also been unfaithful to your spouse. Once you lack religion and you start forgetting that there is a higher form that looks out for us and guides us, you start thinking that you are the only one responsible for your actions, you are alone…..
With time this provokes trust issues, self-confidence and fear of commitment and these will be the things that will slowly dissolve you marriage.

These statistics actually point to hope for the state of marriage because there is a difference between those families with religious practices and guidelines and those who do not. Statistics have shown that attendance to your religion make a significant difference. There is a difference between first time marriages and all marriages.

The main point is if the married couple is happy and serene so will be their first born and the rest of the children. If the kids see their parents happy they will definitely be influenced by this. And it will create a nice family that will always extend with a good vibe.

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