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[I once knew a 27 year-old man who married a woman he hardly knew just so he could have sex.]

Why is that a problem? I think it is great that such people choose marriage rather than sex without marriage. I think society would be much better off if it was more common and if the laws against adultery and fornication were enforced.

GrayDuck, RH Reality Check 56 Comments [8/31/2009 8:25:41 AM]
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Musicalbookworm

While some states do still have laws against fornication and adultery, I would think that Lawrence v. Texas would have de facto made such laws unenforceable.

9/1/2009 7:52:29 AM

tranz2deep

Marriage is not a matter of Tab A into Slot B NOR is it a matter of love!

Marriage, as first developed, is a LEGAL CONTRACT!!

Arranged marriages! Biblical references! Simple logistics!

Marriage for love is very recent and not very well thought out!

Remember sociology class? ANYONE?!?

Bottom line, Marriages were to set up advantageous family and love, if it developed at all, was a **BONUS**.

Sex isn't even related to marriage originally, they just mangled the meaning.

So when someone says they have a civil union, congratulate them on their MARRIAGE as that's what they have!

9/1/2009 1:34:36 PM

Mrs. Antichrist

Yes, that's exactly what the world needs -- more loveless marriages.

9/6/2009 8:02:18 AM

Wooflang

You're missing the point here, GrayDuck.

The man got married solely so that he could have sex. That he wedded someone he barely knew compounds the issue, as adultery/fornication are committed under these same conditions. So, technically, this man might as well be having sex outside of marriage as his intentions were no different from those of a promiscuous person.

Marriages built on just sex more often than not fail rather fantastically. Success of a marriage depends on a combination of many factors, such as economic situation, personality match-up, commitment, loyalty, love, etc., etc. As not doubt, everyone here knows, the man you speak of will eventually get a divorce from the woman, as he did not marry for the right reasons. And that is what the problem is.

9/18/2009 10:34:04 AM

quinky

If the Bible said that you had to be married before you could go to the toilet, you'd be seeing adult diaper stores and toddler chapels in Texas. Sigh.

12/1/2009 2:07:39 AM

John Arrow

Shut up, GrayDick.

7/18/2011 3:22:50 AM
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