Purpose of Marriage

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In yesterday?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s issue of AskMen.com Newsletter, the weekly question was, ?¢‚Ǩ?ìIn your opinion, what is the main purpose of marriage??¢‚Ǩ¬ù

The first responder was quoted as saying the following:

There is absolutely no purpose of marriage other than to raise a family…Other than children, I don’t think marriage is that important.

Do people really believe this? Do they truly feel that there is no other purpose to being married than to raising children? What about the trust and commitment a marriage develops in the partners?

What does everyone else think? What is the purpose of marriage?

3 thoughts on “Purpose of Marriage

  1. I think children are important, but there are other benefits of marriage from an LDS standpoint. Marriage can teach unselfishness, the ability to compromise, the value of commitment even after the beauty fades due to illness, accident or age. Marriage can test our willingness to keep temple commandments, even when other alternatives seem more attractive. Marriage can teach us about a love even more beautiful than romantic love, the pure love of Christ in which we seek not satisfy our own desires through another but to satisfy their needs and desires, even without hope of recompense. In short marriage provides an opportunity to develope the characteristics we will need for exaltation.

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