Recently there has been some mumbling in the blogosphere about defining values, and recently the question was asked, What is the Purpose of Marriage?
I deferred from writing my own opinion about it, largely because I didn’t see what the point was, surely there would be some fringe nutters and everybody else’s opinions would converge.
Actually, however, I was a bit surprised to find out that most people sounded a little bit confused and couldn’t separate their own experiences from general opinion. I’ve not long been married, so marriage is no confusion to me (and I hope to goodness that it isn’t for any other newlyweds). Nor is it for my husband, who decided he was going to write out a post on what he thought about it.
I suggest you give it a read.