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Marriage is a religious and state issue.
Marriage made more sense when it was indissoluble. It's the woman trying to cope with the strains of a one-parent family who will suffer most from the relaxation of the divorce laws.
I don't know about marriage as much as I do know that I'd be a great father.
Marriage should be viewed as an institution ordained by God and should be out of the control of the state.
You know, there were major problems in my marriage.
If I go into a relationship with an artist, which at most is going to last five years, we have a 100-page contract covering every eventuality. Whereas with marriage you go into it with no contract, with laws that date back hundreds of years, and I don't think that's right.
I think you may see again a rise at the federal government level for a - a call for the federal constitutional amendment, because people want to make sure that this definition of marriage remains secure, because after all, the family is the fundamental unit of government.
Most of these alternative arrangements, so-called, arise out of the ruins of marriages, not as an improvement of old fashioned marriage.
I prepare myself for rehearsals like I would for marriage.
For me working on the marriage and not making the easy choice of cheating was something that I could not do.
A hundred years ago, if you had a child out of marriage, you'd be a social disgrace. Today women feel comfortable enough economically and culturally to bring up a child without a recognized commitment from a man.
Marriage was never a destination with me.
Diane von Furstenberg
Well, you know, the definition of second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
If marriage really is a sacred institution, then why is the government controlling it, especially in a nation that affirms separation of church and state?
It took me too long to realise that if you go to a marriage counsellor to resolve problems, it's in his interest to keep the marriage going.
There was no religious ceremony connected with marriage among us, while on the other hand the relation between man and woman was regarded as in itself mysterious and holy.
Same-sex marriage is not the future.
You either believe marriage and human sexuality are sacred, or you do not.
But I think it's up to a local congregation to determine whether or not a marriage should be blessed of God. And it shouldn't be up to the government.
I don't know of many evangelicals who want to deny gay couples their legal rights. However, most of us don't want to call it marriage, because we think that word has religious connotations, and we're not ready to see it used in ways that offend us.
Being in a successful marriage is no different than being cast in a successful movie. It's all about who you pick; in that first moment, did you pick the right person? I think you need to pick somebody who's more interested in being married than in getting married.
During my first marriage, my career was the most important thing in my life.
You have to do the work in your marriage, but it has to be laid on a strong foundation of love.
Marriage was probably the worst mistake I ever made in my life.
It's all kind of a big illusion: the white picket fence and the perfect marriage and the kids. Check that box off, check that box off, and move forward.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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