ANSWERS: 24
  • I used to think it was a piece of paper until I met the man I wound up marrying.
  • It is the ultimate way to show love, devotion and total commitment to the people you love. It is very important and sacred!!!!!!!!!!!
  • It's much more. Anyone who thinks it's just a piece of paper doesn't take commitment seriously. One can have the same type of commitment, though, without it as long as both parties act like partners. Not one person in a marriage or any relationship should have or think they have all the "power." Having the paper is the legal way to show the world both of you entered a partnership, and everyone should be able to have one.
  • Marriage is what you make it, if you make it a piece of paper, or a prison, that is what it will be.
  • You know, I haven't seen that 'piece of paper' in over a decade, but see my wife every day. This may sound sexist, but it's not some piece of paper who prepares my lunch for work every evening.
  • Can be. Can suc. Can be wonderful. Itsup to the lady and gentleman yo...
  • To me, marriage is more than a piece of paper. If it's not, then why make the promises to each other? What's the point in even getting married if the two people want a meaningless marriage?
  • It sure is more than a paper [If not why so many men afraid of it then!? :-D] There are responsibilities come with marriage (so as other relationships but in greater detail). There are also joy of creating a unit (family) as a team. Marriage needs an effort of both people to make it work of course but it is a beautiful and a sacred thing.
  • I think to those who rush to find their mate at the right age or for some other crazy reason are destine to hate what they wake up to every mourning.
  • a piece of paper. everything people can have in a relationship they can have in marriage and vice versa. Other than a tax break and a few other perks it is only an old archaic ceremony....and a legally binding document!
  • There are a whole HOST of reasons why marriage is far more than just a piece of paper, not the least of which is that it has been scientifically proven that children raised by both parents do far better in life than do those who have not. Marriage is an opportunity for two people to "rub against each other until all the rough edges are gone." BTW ... please do not misinterpret this to mean either that single mothers are to be blamed when their child has problems, OR that women ( or men! ) should stay in abusive realationships!
  • No. It's also a good tax break and it reduces your insurance premiums!
  • It's a piece of paper. Farther back in history, before the church and state were involved, marriage was simply a vow between two people. I do not see why a relationship can't be the same way today.
  • Legally, it's just a piece of paper that can create a shitload of problems down the road. To have a good one it is a lot more than that. Lot of give and take required. Sex is also somewhat important....no, very important, and that seems to change over the years. It's important to stay spunky:)
  • Off course there is more to it; we should be ready to enjoy its beauty. But it depends on us how we take it. Example: committed for each other can be feeling of love or it can be felt as its because of marriage you have to have commitments towards each other
  • A committed relationship between two people can exist without the piece of paper, in essence, the only difference between being married and not being married is a piece of paper, so yes , it is just a piece of paper. And before people jump on me, I have been married almost 24 years. I got married because it was what my husband wanted, not I. But we would have been together anyway.
  • I hope so. I wouldn't have gotten married if I thought it was more. That's why I signed the damn thing, so as I can have it on paper. I even framed it and hung it up over the washer and dryer rack. Yikes, what a horrendous notion.....(walking away munching on a bag of cheetoe's mumbling) more to it? That's insane.
  • I believe marriage is vow and commitment between two people who love each other.
  • marriage is a piece of paper, its a license, it is a committment, it is the law. it can be abusive, it can be loving. it can produce happy children, or sad children. marriage should be renewable year after year. each year a new license, a new committment. a new chance to get out or stay in. it shouldnt be a life sentence or be prison. it should be a joyful experience.
  • I think there is much more to it because you make a vow to stay with that person until death and that is serious stuff.
  • There's much more to it. It's hard work & if you want to stay married, you have to bust ur ass to make it work. The benefits are worth it.
  • FOR ME IT IS MORE THAN A PIECE OF PAPER...I MARRIED YOUNG HARDLY 21 AND I THOUGHT I LOVED THIS PERSON BUT SOON FOUND OUT THAT HE WAS NOT MY TRUE LOVE BUT...MY MISTAKE I WILL HAVE TO LIVE WITH IT...NOW I FOUND MY TRUE LOVE BUT I HAVE TO STAY WITH MY HUSBAND IGNORING THIS PERSON WHO I LOVE WITH ALL MY HEART.....BUT NOBODY CAN TALK MY DREAMS...AT LAST AT NIGHT MY TRUE LOVE IS WITH ME IN MY DREAMS
  • It is just a piece of paper that (1) gives the other person half of everything that's yours; (2) forces you to stay where you don't want to when the time is up; and (3) makes a couple of lawyers very rich just so you can get another piece of paper that gives half of everything you have to the other person and renders the first piece of paper null
  • First, marriage is a union. When God makes Eve and introduces her to Adam, God says, “For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh” (Gen 2:24). Marriage is more than a piece of paper; it is the idea of “one flesh.” It’s more than just living together and having sex. It’s the understanding that these two people are now a single entity. God’s divine intent in creating man and woman is that the two of them become one, one flesh that can no longer be divided. Real marriage and real commitment carries with it the idea that this man and this woman are together for life. Second, marriage is a promise. When we read the 19th chapter of Exodus and Moses receives the 10 Commandments, this is God’s “marriage contract” with His people. Moses comes to the people and says, “God is coming to fulfill His end of the promise,” and the people respond, “We will do everything the Lord has said” (Ex 19:7). And then the people clean and prepare themselves to meet their bridegroom. If we think about it, the first commandments are the same ones you would want from a marriage partner. • You will not cheat on me. • You will love and adore me only. • You will not misuse my being or defame my character. Yeah, marriage is more than a piece of paper. In the wedding ceremony you stand before friends and family and you each take vows. You swear before witnesses that this is the person that you will become one with. This is the person that you will exclusively hold to.

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