30. Marriage In Today’s World

After last week’s show, I’ve decided to continue with the format that I tried last week as it seemed to go smoothly. I enjoyed hitting a topic from several angles, and I think it’s an idea worth continuing, so this week I’ll hit marriage from the spiritual, philosophical, political, and cultural level.

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”

-Friedrich Nietzsche


This is the primary realm of marriage. It is a religious institution that signifies a spiritual act. Marriage has its origins in the spiritual and religious traditions of cultures around the world, and it is one of the oldest institutions we have.


Marriage is not just two people or a bride and groom, but a bond that exists between them. It is a separate entity from the two individuals bonded together by it. Like friendship, it is a bond marked by certain characteristics.


Well, as a libertarian, I say it isn’t the government’s job at all. Under the Constitution, it should be left to the states to decide. However, it seems as a best practice to allow people to create their own marital contracts, and to simply treat it like any other contract.


The family is the bedrock of a society, and marriage is at the center of the family. A healthy marriage will produce a healthy family, which creates healthy individuals. I think there is a potential in today’s world to open our minds to new types of families without compromising the traditional values.

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