March 24, 2013
Concordia University – Irvine
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology
Professor: Ernie Hernandez, Ph.D.
Why is marriage important? A question asked continuously and has been across time. There are those that see it as a necessity, needed to instill the values for a child; to appreciate the woman and the family they create in such a strong commitment. There are those that feel, if together for so long, why ruin it with a piece of paper; the commitment they’ve already entered is good enough and would be considered a marriage. Then there are those, who are religious based and follow the word of our Lord and Savior, where marriage is a sacred union and should be entered only through Christ and for a man and a woman only. Through this paper, it will be discussed the importance of marriage and why it should not be taken for granted or looked at as a burden.
What is Marriage and Why is it Important
In some customs, marriage is seen as a way to keep the land and the property, in the family, allowing it to be passed down from generation to generation (Henslin, 2012, 2010, 2008). In others, it is a political move, which helps the government or a specific family create a stronger hold in their particular branch of government.
In the 1800’s and even currently, these practices are still in play. It is more likely for a couple to marry for their financial situation to be stronger, than it is for the true meaning of marriage. This true meaning of marriage, was to instill a culture of love, trust and communication; to be the product and the example of a strong marriage. Within this marriage, they parents raised strong children to be a product of such values and to repeat the cycle. This was a cycle to be repeated by man and woman; this no longer is...