I agree that children benefit the most while being raised in a family, I was simply curious as to your reasoning as to why marriage was necessary only on this situation.General Snoopy wrote:The best environment for raising children is within the context of marriage. For this reason (and only this reason) I support marriage and would prefer cultural/governmental policies to make the institution of marriage stronger.
Feminists are always fond of saying, “You can change your mind.” There was one example where this lady said she had three careers and three marriages. (Unfortunately, I am unable to locate the link.) With this kind of cavalier attitude to marriage, then as a man only a nutcase would choose marriage.
Note, my opinions are shaped by my experience in the USA specifically California. It is probably different in other countries.
I also agree that your environment will probably dictate your viewpoint to a certain degree. I live outside of Boston. Though I don't share in the typical liberal ideology of New England, there is still an underlying traditional undertone of children & marriage, even in the most liberal of areas. Though getting married after children is becoming more & more popular, the parents still see the merits of marriage at some point.
I'm fascinated by couples who split their income, which is fairly common on this site, based on what I've read. Do you each pay certain bills? Do you also have a shared account? Is there ever any resentment in terms of spending? Growing up in a family with my Father working & Mother staying home, this was not an option. I'm curious as to how couples make it work.