Top 5 Reasons For Marriage

With such a high divorce rate you might be asking yourself why should I bother to tie the knot? Well, despite the obvious emotional and financial risks, there are actually a lot of good reasons to reconsider the sacred institution:

1. Happier/Healthier – According to numerous surveys, married couples report being happier than single couples. Studies also show that married couples are healthier. This so called “marriage advantage” has been documented since the mid-1800s, and has led scientists to conclude that homo sapiens as a species fares better, emotionally and physiologically, as a lifelong mating pair, i.e. married. This is not to say that any marriage will offer these benefits. The relationship must be for the most part happy, stable, and committed.

2. Stability – The phenomenon of passionate versus romantic love tells us that romantic love is what we should all strive to achieve, but in order to reach this, we need both comfort and stability. While divorce may still loom over any relationship, marriage is the symbol of commitment to a partner for “better or worse.” Knowing that our partner has pledged these vows is often enough stability to allow a couple to extend beyond the intimacies of sex, to a realm of emotional, physical, and spiritual connection.

3. Commitment – Many couples who are living together will tell you that they are doing so out of financial necessity, or to test the waters in preparation for marriage. According to research, none of the above are viable reasons. Marriage is a decision to commit to a lifelong relationship that is much more meaningful than sharing rent and a phone bill.

4. Experience Traditional Family – It’s true that you don’t need a piece of paper from the state to start a family, but in doing so you are following a tradition of life and love that spans across many generations and different cultures. It provides a stable environment for families, and gives children a positive model upon which to base their own relationships.

5. Transcending Relationship Stages – Couples may not want to be stuck in one phase of a relationship for the rest of their lives. That is not to say you cannot evolve as a couple without marriage, but considering the third stage is commitment, it is the ultimate in proof of sincerity in a relationship.

15 thoughts on “Top 5 Reasons For Marriage

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  3. kmlemak

    I had to leave my first husband, an alcoholic, and my 2nd husband left me, the reasons for which are all workable (in my view), but he wasn’t willing to work them out. I hope I find my life-mate soon. Being single is okay, but I LOOOOOVE being married.

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  12. Jacqueline x9472

    Hi Eric, Fabulouse article,

    Marriage can have its benefits if the two parties are truly committed, seek the same spiritual path and truly accept each other as they grow together.

    Very well written,

    Blessings and Big Hugs!
    Jacqueline x9472

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  13. Carmen Hexe

    This is awesome, Eric. Yes, we all know about the health benefits and how married couples actually live longer. But what makes marriage so desirable for me, is in fact the commitment.

    Anyone can be in a relationship and claim they wouldn’t walk. But giving these vows to another, namely to love and honor them until the day one dies, puts all of the other “commitments” to shame. I am one, who heavily believes in the importance of integrity and one’s spoken word. I think it’s easier for people to call it quits when they can just pack up and leave. But being married leaves me without the “back door.” I have given my vow to him and I will honor it. I love being married 😀

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  14. Gina Rose ext.9500Gina Rose ext.9500

    Hi Eric,
    Very nice article……. you made some excellent points.

    Also, I see an individual’s ability to make a comittment, as a sign of adult maturity in that individual.

    Blessed Be )O(
    Gina Rose ext.9500

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