Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Quote of the day

"Ultimately, I believe that marriage will be strengthened if less people marry. This is a counterintuitive claim. But given the challenge inherent in matrimony, it stands to reason that there won't be as many couples truly compatible with marriage, in comparison to the numbers of people who married when marrying was simply something you had to do....My preferred vision of marriage involves a culture that approaches it more slowly, more cautiously, and with a greater appreciation of what marriage really entails. A stronger institution of marriage is one that has less frivolous and ill-considered marriages. (For those who are uncomfortable with the notion of less married couples in our society, I can think of many thousands of Americans who are desperate to join the franchise, if given the opportunity. But this is controversial.)"

Freddie deBoer, at Culture11