What do you think is the stronger commitment between two people.. Getting married, or deciding to have a baby together?
Marriage. It takes work and dedication to stay married. Two people can have a baby and never talk to one another again.
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.
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.
Making a person is a lot more significant than getting a piece of paper.
Meh. Hopefully you don't make the baby in front of your entire group of family and friends.
I followed because you are on the recommended follow list. Congrats and welcome to the SOH.
You should be committed to your spouse at marriage and have the child after the commitment.
Does Marriage mean nothing to people today. When we lost God in America divorce rates and out of wed lock children rates went up
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?
Having a baby only requires sex. A good marriage requires commitment!
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?
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.
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.
Children are a commitment for life not just 18 years!