Originally Posted by ~Brandon Peebs, I really like your postings for the most part (you totally remind me of my uncle), but I'm gonna have to side with Epski here. I want to get married someday. I do admire the guys that are making it work, currently. I have been in a serious relationship up until this past February, and I did think that I would be married by now. But, (looks about) I am not.
Epski, I have to give it up to you. You are married (and it seems happily so) and that is just exactly what I want for myself someday. Big ups to Epski, and the other married guys here. You all are my inspiration. Or something.
I've seen my sister go through two divorces. The stories they tell share a lot more about her than they do the institution of marriage.
The quality of my marriage speaks about my wife and I more than the institution as well.
Frankly, I could live without being married. Getting married only changed things for us legally and financially, so that's fine. But if marriage was something purely religious, we wouldn't be married. That said, I don't think it's stupid. Peebs is entitled to his (admittedly blunt) opinion, and I can see where he's coming from, but I think calling things stupid is the kind of umbrella remark that I don't expect from smart individuals.
To presume for a moment, Peebs doesn't write a lot of posts, and they're always short (a lack of time to spend here), so it doesn't surprise me that some of his posts may be a bit more pointed, over-simplified, or blunt. I don't hold it against him. Calling marriage stupid isn't the same as calling me stupid. And, even if it was, I know that I'm not stupid, so it doesn't bother me.
My point in calling his equation stupid was to reflect the bluntness and oversimplification of his post in order to create that awareness, and I appear to have succeeded in that (for better or worse).
Thanks for your support!