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CrispyAl December 27th, 2016 8:19am

What do you think is the stronger commitment between two people.. Getting married, or deciding to have a baby together?

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BlueLine Georgia
12/27/16 8:34 pm

Marriage. It takes work and dedication to stay married. Two people can have a baby and never talk to one another again.

CrispyAl California
01/03/17 2:52 pm

Two people can get married and never talk to each other again, just the same. But you can't exactly divorce a child. I mean.. You can abandon a child but I think even that is more difficult to do than abandoning a spouse.

paranoidandroid peace love science
12/27/16 9:07 am

Having a baby together is definitely stronger because it is a lifelong commitment. You can commit to get married and have it end up in divorce and go your separate ways. But when a couple has a baby they can't give it back or anything. They are creating a new life and are making a commitment to raise that child and be that child's parents for the rest of their lives.

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ZaQ777 Pittsburgh
12/27/16 8:45 am

Making a person is a lot more significant than getting a piece of paper.

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Asylumfries
12/27/16 12:04 pm

Meh. Hopefully you don't make the baby in front of your entire group of family and friends.

bringstheeagle Colorado
12/27/16 8:07 am

I followed because you are on the recommended follow list. Congrats and welcome to the SOH.

CrispyAl California
12/27/16 8:14 am

Thank you.

political Georgia
12/27/16 7:59 am

You should be committed to your spouse at marriage and have the child after the commitment.

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TheWall
12/27/16 7:23 am

Does Marriage mean nothing to people today. When we lost God in America divorce rates and out of wed lock children rates went up

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Harry3603 Tampa Bay Florida.
12/27/16 6:45 am

President Obama gave an interview in which he said that he could have beaten Donald Trump if he had run for a third term. Has he been that good as President, or is he just a good campaigner?

Harry3603 Tampa Bay Florida.
12/27/16 2:26 am

Having a baby only requires sex. A good marriage requires commitment!

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CrispyAl California
12/27/16 3:39 am

Sure, it doesn't have to take a huge commitment to have sex. But the question is not Marriage vs. Sex.. For two people to decide they want to have a child together prior to actually becoming pregnant.. Is that a bigger commitment than deciding that they want to get married?

Harry3603 Tampa Bay Florida.
12/27/16 6:35 am

Crispy, when you drafted your question, did you give a thought to single parent homes with no fathers? Lack of parental guidance with no father in the home has been suggested as a cause of gang activity. It appears that the commitment to having a baby may not be equal.

CrispyAl California
12/27/16 7:40 am

That's exactly why I feel the commitment to have a child does (or should) outweigh the commitment to get married. There's another life at stake and you can't divorce your child. I think it is extremely beneficial, in most cases, for parents to stay together when raising children. Two people can get married and I think the most important factor involved in that decision is love. But to bring a child into this world you need to have all those things that you should consider when getting married.. plus a whole bunch of additional considerations. And you should be prepared for at least an 18 year commitment.. Although it's really a lifetime.

auntiesamm Orange County CA
12/27/16 2:52 pm

Children are a commitment for life not just 18 years!