|Writer's Block: Marital license
||[Mar. 1st, 2010|10:12 pm]
Marriage licenses do expire after I think 60 days(?) (depends on the state) if the ceremony is not performed and the paperwork sent into the courthouse by the ordained judge/minister/officiant.
Do you think a marriage license should have a renewal or expiration date, just like a driver's license?
Or do you mean the marriage certificate? In that case no. There is a difference between the union of two individuals, and seeing if you need contacts to read road signs. Marriage - at least people who take their marriages seriously, vow to never part until death. It's an alliance of trust and fidelity and love. If you aren't willing to be in it for the long run, and work out problems and KNOW you're going to argue and wish there were times you never married that person, only to get over it, and/or play around on that person you have no business even thinking about it. It doesn't matter if you're religious or not. So, no... a marriage should not have to be "renewed" every so many years just because a few people in the world didn't know what was going to happen. Do patriotic people have to get a license every so many years to say their pledge of allegiance? No. So, why take the sincere pledging of two lives together into such a demeaning philosophy? Do I believe in separation and divorce? Yes, under special circumstances I do. But that's something else.
Besides, if you don't care about that then how about this; we have to spend enough money on everything else in our economy... why add something else to the list to make it worse?