June is traditionally wedding month. Thousands of couples will go through the ritual of engagement, wedding, and reception to visualize to the world that they have joined together as one. But what…Continue
For this scenario, let’s say there is a twenty-four year-old woman named Sharon, and she has a relationship with a twenty-four year-old man named Richard. Sharon and Richard have been in their…Continue
BREAKING NEWSMexican government to consider marriage contracts for its citizens.Dateline: Mexico City, Mexico On October 5, 2011, several news outlets reported that the Mexican government is…Continue
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It is presumed that people decide to get married because they love each other and want to spend their lives together. In theory there would be no need to document such an arrangement except for the fact that the arrangement would not be recognized legally. Thus marriage is a joint venture based in legal doctrine. A license and documents signed by some “legal authority” are necessary before a marriage is “recognized” as valid. Marriage then, is a contract designed to assign legal…Continue
It is my opinion that many couples, today, don’t have the level of commitment that fortifies a marriage. A marriage is an entity all into itself requiring nurturing and maintenance. The two people in the relationship are the caregivers who are required to attend to those things that keep the relationship strong and healthy. When there is no commitment to do this, then the relationship diminishes and it becomes easier, and maybe necessary to walk away.
Couples who are committed to…Continue