I was watching D.L. Hughley's breaking the news and there was a homosexual man on the show talking about gay people not being able to get married. It struck me as extremely odd that I had never thought of marriage before. It is one of those things I wish to accomplish in my life and I am not sure why, maybe its the security.
You being 18 years old then you do need to consider marriage realistically and I say to do it soon.
The older one gets then the harder the problem gets.
A smart girl will find a nice man and marry early and a smart young man needs to do the same.
Otherwise one day you wake up older and very alone.
Marriage is for financial security, and for making babies (and it is better to have babies while young), and the older we get then the females become older and more experienced and colder.
The person you are going to marry, and the occupation we choose for our self, are the two (2) biggest and most important decisions in any person's life.
And if anyone waste their youth and productive years in a "Gay" / homosexual relationship then they will simply miss the mark.
The questions I would like to have answered is it wrong to engage in religious union if you are not religious? If so why? If not why?
The religions (not just Christianity) give the feeling and authority to the marriage that a couple (and their families) needs to make it last long and longer and even to death do they part.
So even if you are not religious but the female is religious then it would be wise of you to marry her in her Church (or Temple) because her Church will help her remain true to you as her husband.
If neither the man or woman is religious then "marriage" is only a civil union and you can divorce at any time for any reason or no reason at all.
Of course there are pre-nuptual agreements now and they can work very well so long as the pre-nup is loving and not a law of self serving demands.
The "Gay" or homosexual community want legal "Marriages" as a way of giving them some form of legitimacy.
I worded this really poorly mostly because I don't know much about such things. I find difficult to understand what would hold people together for an agnostic or atheist or humanist or why marriage would even be a option for them. Kind of confused and was wondering if anyone else had thought about this a little more.
Lust and greed and a "respectability" hold those together, and when those couples are lucky then their marriages do not last very long.