|It's always wedding season on TLC|
|No time to waste on that ring by spring ...|
If you still have weddings on your list, please keep in mind that Jos. A Bank sells great suits from friendly co-eds trying to pay for law school! *wink/product placement*
|Please, kitty. Please.|
As much fun as the reception was, though, weddings are actually hugely important, because they signify that marriage, that bwessed awwangement, is taking place. Not only is marriage important to individuals, it's important to society. That's why it's one of Charles Murray's four founding American virtues: industriousness, marriage, religiosity, and honesty. (If you missed the intro or first post in this series, quick! Read them!) Not only does Murray expound on the huge, life-changing benefits of marriage, but the New York Times recently ran an article revealing the same story through narrative, while Murray uses charts and data.
|Red pill, blue pill? (Dr. Seuss for philosophers)|
|MOST families turn out better ...|
|Most FAMILIES turn out better|
Option 2: You screw around, and have some kids. At some point, you're cohabiting. Maybe with your baby-daddy, maybe with a new boyfriend. Regardless, you now lose out on all of the emotional, professional, and health benefits of marriage, and experience a general lack of stability. If you're cohabiting with someone, you might have two incomes. Chances are good that you're only on one or one and a half, though, and the other adult isn't compensating in the same way a spouse/parent would, because they're not a spouse/parent. Your kids grow up without familial stability, a role model, or the benefit of after-school activities and the like. They're much more likely to be poor, uneducated, and end up unmarried themselves. Growing up without your father is one of the best ways to grow up in poverty.
Thanks to the laws of logic, we know that you must be either married or unmarried. If you have children, you're either married to their other parent, or you're not. There are no other options.
If you can't hear the bells yet, let me offer you a piece of advice from the classic American musical, Guys & Dolls: "marry the man today and change his ways tomorrow."
So, all that to say, not only did I (and you, if you have friends entering that dweam wifvin a dweam this summer) get to witness my family all doing the "sprinkler" while biting their bottom lips, I also got to see my cousin and his wife make one of the most important decisions they'll ever make. It's important for them, and it's important for society. Now go and do likewise.*
|Wove, Twue Wove, Will Follow You, Fowevah|
Cobalt blue dress with asymmetrical ruffle, multi-strand pearl necklace, pearl earrings, cocktail ring, and cobalt blue and black concealed platform stilettos.
*Wondering where to get started? Try some of my "Romanconomics" posts for ideas and hilarity!
General Romanconomics (the economics of romance):
Romanconomics: I Wanna Be Yo Mamma
Romanconomics: Pick-Up Lines
Romanconomics: In Line For Love (Sort of)
Three-Part Romanconomics Miniseries:
1. Romanconomics: How Many Fish in the Sea?
2. Romanconomics: Structural Singleness
3. Romanconomics: Red Flags in a Bull Market
My Personal Love Affair:
Romanconomics: It's Tebow Time!
Romanconomics: Tebow on the Hill