I am not a psychologist, a relationship expert, or any other third thing that might lend authority to my opinions regarding marriage. That said, I do believe that marriage is a critical element of society and a vital base for the family. It seems that there is conflict and confusion regarding marriage on the left side of the political spectrum. Some on the left indicate that marriage is not important and such “traditional” activities are symbols of sexist oppression or simply an antiquated ritual that has little importance in enlightened society. Others on the left seem to place a great deal of importance on a concept of marriage, providing it can be molded to suit their particular purposes. My stance might surprise some, but I do think the subject deserves commentary.
I know it is not chic to believe that a natural family is the ideal for child-rearing. I know that science is held up as a weapon to ridicule those of faith… as long as the “science” is narrow enough in its scope to support the desired outcome of the liberal. This is not about science, but I am curious about the science of human reproduction and natural selection. It seems that propagation of the species could not naturally occur without relations between male and female members, but again, this is about marriage, not science.