FROM THE BOQ: LOVE & SEX #9

Another question from Gregory Stock’s book is this:

How much do marriage vows actually mean to you?

Though marriage is an innovation of man, not God–and though marriage was originally about tribal alliances and trade, not love–I still take marriage vows very seriously.  Because they’re vows.  And any vows should be taken seriously. 

The decision to marry is second in importance only to the decision to have a child.  Yet it is far better for a man and woman to live together unmarried than to marry and divorce.  In other words, if you’re not certain you can keep marriage vows, “till death do you part,” don’t marry.  But live together, love together, anyway.

It is far better to be happily unmarried than unhappily married.

2 Responses to “FROM THE BOQ: LOVE & SEX #9”


  1. 1 Abby May 21, 2012 at 10:48 am

    I agree with you. Your last sentence sums it up nicely.

    Too many people – celebrities certainly included – take marriage vows too lightly. It bothers me when I see women putting all the hype on the ceremony and the dress and the flowers and the bridesmaids, etc., etc… but end up caring very little about making the marriage work. And marriage is work!


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