Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Marriage is better than un-marriage

Why is it better to bring a child into a family with married parents than with unmarried? Because co-habitating couples are bound by nothing more than their present feelings, which only the extremely young or terminally adolescent imagine will never change. A vague disquiet of inpermanence and insubstantiality attends childhoods in such homes. But the best marriages, even in the present degraded era, have two sentries to guard them. They are Duty and Affection: two, so that if one goes AWOL, the other stands watch.