The Honor In Marriage

People have forgotten the honor in being married. They have forgotten what it means and what it represents. I've been thinking a lot about marriage lately. I was married before, but I was young and got married for all the wrong reasons. I hadn't realized the responsibility or the time that it takes to actually make a marriage be successful. First of all, You shouldn't be marrying the person that you can live with or tolerate. When you get married that should be the person that you CAN'T live without. Secondly, Men and women have forgotten the honor in marriage. When a man asks a woman to marry him, he has to believe that you're worthy enough to carry his last name. And when a woman accepts the proposal, she has to believe that that man is worthy enough to give up the last name that she's carried all her life and become one with him. Most people won't agree with me, for that I am certain, but marriage is just such an honor. I know I'm a hopeless romantic and a bit traditional when it comes to matters of the heart, but I will not falter on this ideal. People need to stop getting married for all the wrong reasons (i.e. baby, finance, etc). And why would you marry someone if your relationship isn't good anyway? I've known people who's relationship shot to shit before they get married, yet they get married anyway? As if getting married is going to make that relationship better. I think that less marriages would end in divorce if people actually used common sense before they take that big step.