What does Marriage mean to you?

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In my latest article for HuffingtonPost, I reviewed the definition of marriage and highlighted how it has has changed dramatically over the past few decades. In the way we think of and define “marriage,” there has never been a more intrinsic and foundational change happening than right now. Our structural definition of the legal, emotional, and sexual act of committed partnership is on the cusp of something totally new.

There is such a major shift in how we define marriage that it can be compared to the 1960’s and 1970’s sexual revolution, where we saw all boundaries and mores and values challenged and struck down at their cultural roots. Now, in this century, we see a new era, the 2010’s and 2020’s are witnessing a revolution in marriage that has never been experienced before.

And there is more to come.

Marriage, up until now, has been defined by five things:

One, being married to one person,
Two, marriage is between a man and a woman,
Three, marriage meant that you were partners for a lifetime,
Four, marriage was a promise based on integrity as well as a legal contract and,
Five, marriage meant sexual fidelity to one person; forever.

Now, marriage is defined differently. And not just by liberals or democrats in the blue states.

I wonder how you define your marriage? What does marriage mean to you? Leave your comment at HuffingtonPost: The Future of Marriage

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