Tuesday, July 1, 2008

TMI Tuesday #33

TMI Tuesday is the marriage edition this week. Click HERE to find out about TMI Tuesday and share in the fun.

1. Do you believe in marriage?
Yes, I believe in marriage, but both parties have to believe in it and be committed to it to make it work.

2. What is marriage to you?
Marriage is a union between two people who love each and want to build a future together.

3. If you are married, why did you do it? If you are not, why have you not married?
I am married and have been for nearly 20 years. I married Mrs A because I love her and we wanted to build a life together. As it stands now, I couldn't imagine my life without her, and while we may not agree on a lot of things, she is still my best friend and we continue to grow together.

4. Do you believe in divorce?
I do believe in divorce. Unfortunately, not all marriages are successful and people change over time. Divorce is necessary to end marriages that no longer work. If there was no way to end a failing marriage then I think that many people wouldn't commit to it in the first place. Either that or the murder rate would increase dramatically.

5. If you are divorced, why did you do it? If you have not, are there certain circumstances under which you would agree to a divorce?
I haven't been divorced, but I guess I would consider it if we had grown so far apart that we were no longer able to communicate or be friends with each other. I would also consider it if our marriage became destructive, especially to our children. I think all children need a safe and loving environment in which to grow, and that is what Mrs A and myself try to provide.

Bonus (as in optional): [ed note:I am not trying to spark a get political debate, I am much to superficial for that]Do you believe that same sex marriages are a threat to traditional marriages?
No. I think same sex marriages are seen as a threat by the religious institutions, but since I don't belong to any particular faith then I don't view same sex marriages as a threat. As I said in #2, marriage is a union between 2 people, they don't have to be opposing sexes to be in love or to make a marriage work. Just so long as they are committed to each other.


The Covert Lover said...

Haha - Love your #4! :)

Happy TMI!

Dana said...

Enjoyed your answers - especially the bonus. I find it odd that an agreement that gives legal "preference" to couples is so laden with religious connotations.

SeaRabbit said...

Great answers... and #4 is... scary to think about... ;-))

Madame X said...

Loved your answers and I'd agree with you on the bonus. Happy Tuesday!

Polt said...

Good answers! Especially to the Bonus.


Ms. Inconspicuous said...

Hmm...the bonus: Seems like church and state are meshing again...and no good ever came of that. :)

The Sheets said...

if the law is so concerned with the destruction of the institution of marriage, they should ban divorce, not same sex marriage. Good answer. And thanks for your comment, it was kind of you.