Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Gay Marriage

I'm  not completely sure of what's the issues within the debates of gay marriage, so i can't go into much detail into the situation. With the way I was brought up, I was taught that boys and girls should only be with each other. Me and my parents never really had a conversation about me being gay or any of them going that route. My position on the situation is that marriage should be between women and man, but if people truly think that they are in love why not let them do it. I'm not against gay relationships, but that just don't fit right for me.With the society we live in today, I don't think it'll ever be accepted by majority of the Nation. Marriage comes with a lot of responsibility  Therefor, I think with the stress from their surroundings, a same sex marriage wouldn't last. It would also be hard on kids to grow up with two parents of the same sex.

The percent of married couple in a household has had a dramatic drop in percentage over the past few decades . So my question is, why would they want to go through all that they'll have to go through to get married when chances are that it wouldn't last. At the moment I do want to get married one day and have kids. I want to get married for the right reasons and make it last. My parents are divorced so I know the affects it can have on the children.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Whitehead

Responding to what the writer Whitehead wrote, I disagree with the conservatives that pointing to abortion, illegitimacy, and homosexuality are forces that are destroying families. Even though it's an big issue in today's society, I see it as a small problem that people can be overcome within the family.

I agree more with the liberals that domestic violence, economic insecurity, and inadequate public supports as the key problems afflicting the family. These issues can play a key role in a family's household. To how a kids' behavior is, to the parents not having money to support the family and the kids having to make their own money, and to the schools not having money to give people the right education they need. This leads to people selling drugs and doing other illegal things in the streets

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Marriage

Knowing the history of marriage and divorce in Western civilization helps me understand why we have the traditions we have today, and how marriage changed dramatically over the centuries. Back in Ancient Rome  people only got married based on duty to the society. Those who were not married were socially  and legally penalized, and divorce was easily granted. In Christianity/ Medieval  Period  marriage was duty to God and the society. Marriage is now a moral/ religious obligation, and divorce was forbidden by the church. In the modern period marriage it duty to self, and is based on love. It's more focused on individuality and freedom / partnership.

I really enjoyed our class conversation that we had in class Tuesday. It was really a eye opener about my outlook to marriage. I thought that i wanted to get married at the beginning of class just because i wanted the whole family experience, and to have someone that I can relay on to be there for me. I now see that you don't actually have to be married to have that. You can have a good friend that will always be by your side and be that person to be there for you. Although u will still need a wife to really enjoy the family experience without the "baby mama" drama. In today's society, when you turn on the TV and look at the different shows,  majority of what you see is big happy families. And if a mom or dad is missing in the picture, it's because one or the other has died. So what i saw from television and from my friends parents made me want to get married.

Now a days people get married for the wrong reasons. For example, having a baby together, being young and thinking that they love each other, or for some type of benefits. To me, that's why the divorce rates skyrocketed over the last couple centuries. I still think some time in my life i would still want to get married. It won't be any time soon though, but time will tell.