Types of Marriages

Topics: Marriage, Common-law marriage, Civil union Pages: 4 (1458 words) Published: July 31, 2013
Antranik Malkastian
7/22/2013
Types of marriages
(exploratory essay)

Marriage is one of the things that makes us, human beings, unique from other types of living things in this World because we have a lot of emotions and love to show to others. Marriage could mean a lifetime of happiness, but not always, and it is not that simple. Since we live in a very large World and come from different cultures, origins, families, and beliefs, different types of marriages have risen over the past centuries. We could see a lot of people getting married for legal and financial purposes. The type of marriage that I believe in is the traditional marriage, where a man and a women fall in love, get married and usually have babies. I often think about other types of marriages like, same sex, polygamy, arranged, and common law marriage, and I wonder whether it’s a good idea to have different types of marriages and make changes in the nature of marriage. Is it going to effect on our kids and the future?

I chose the traditional aspect of marriage as a beginning to my exploration with the article “Why Traditional Marriage Matters Most” from the Washington Examiner website by Ryan T.Anderson, one of the co-authors of the book “What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense.” Anderson starts his article by telling us the real reason why marriage is between a man and a woman. It is not an “anti-gay "animus"” as Justice Kennedy thought. Neither about love or romance, as I thought it was. Yet, it is about the “sexual union of man and woman” and how they shape the future generation, our children and the newborns. He talks about how children need both of their parents, mother and father to get a perfect growth. Later he states that it is even better if the parents are both biological to their child, which is proven by different researchers and scientists, among the researches that showed up in this article was a study in the Journal of Marriage and Family, it...
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