“Love and marriage, love and marriage, go together like a horse and carriage, this I tell ya brother, you can’t have one without the other!”
This is a great song made famous by Frank Sinatra. But, is love and marriage an old fashioned idea? Some say “till death do us part” is impossible today because we live much longer lives. Or, there is too much temptation in our world today to even contemplate marriage.
Many young people say they don’t plan to ever marry and believe that it’s fine to have children out of wedlock. Also, I think that young women have fallen for several bad ideas which do not lead to marriage, such as friends with benefits, hooking up and one night stands ,” among others.
It is interesting that gays are seeking laws that permit them to marry, while heterosexuals are believing in marriage less and less as time goes on. Could it be that we always want what is hard to get? Or, “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence?”