Posts Tagged ‘societal importance’
We began this past Monday by taking a look at the institution of marriage (to read the post click here). I compared the historically and universally accepted meaning of marriage to foundations that undergird houses and buildings. The post was concluded with the following words,
These commonalities of marriage can be considered the foundational tenets of marriage. If they are to be tampered with or redefined, then the institution of marriage itself will crumble and fall, as well as the society around it.
Yesterday we considered the foundational importance of marriage to the well-being of society (to read this post click here). We observed how the strength of marriages have such a tremendous impact upon the well-being of children, which then leads to either a positive or negative impact upon local communities, states, and our country.
Today we will consider the foundational importance of marriage upon the furtherance of society. I will briefly argue that we as citizens should strive for the protection and definition of marriage, not only because children – who are our future– need fathers and mothers, “but also because societies need babies” (Gallagher, pg. 16). Commonsense tells us that societies which do not reproduce do not survive.