Marital Bliss

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Marital Bliss
Clint Bowen
Zane State College

Pam and Jim are standing at the altar; they both have the look of love in their eyes. The couple agrees to love, honor, cherish, and obey each other until death do they part. The ceremony goes off without a hitch. The wedding party adjourns to the banquet hall for the long awaited reception. John, Jim’s best man leans over to his girlfriend and says, I wonder how long this one will last?” What would make someone say that? Could it be that marriage today is a joke? Do people have trust and faith in marriage today? Many problems may arise in a marriage; so with all the benefits of being married, why do people find it hard to stay together? Do people rush into marriage without the proper education on the subject? Are couple getting married at too young of an age? Are the laws on marriage and divorce too relaxed? Could having children before marriage be a contributing factor in divorce? There are many factors that can lead to divorce; one being the moral decay of today’s society. Other reasons may include abuse, infidelity, and a general lack of commitment. According to USU (2012), “In the United States researchers estimate that 40% to 50% of all first marriages, and 60% of second marriages, will end in divorce.” General education could very well possibly be a direct cause of an early end to a marriage. Education is very important in understanding how a marriage is supposed to work. The less education a person may have might be key in determining whether or not a marriage is going to work. Education allows couples to build a strong base for marriage. USU (2012). Education is not alone on this subject, peoples ages are also very important when determining the chances of a successful marriage. When couples marry at an early age the likelihood of divorce dramatically increases. Waiting a little longer and maturing a little further may force theses startling high statistics downward. “Those who delay...
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