Some of you might know I’ve been pretty opposed to “marriage” for many years. Yet I’ve come to see an enormous flaw in my position, which is – I have NO idea what “marriage” really is. And before you get your hopes up – no, today’s podcast doesn’t give much in the way of answers.
Being “in favor” of marriage is no better or worse than being “against” marriage, when “marriage” is so poorly defined in the first place (if ever really defined at all). Some people manage to craft a marriage (or non-marriage) that works well – and many people like that readily admit that their secret is “luck!”
I’d like to find a way to improve our chances. I’d like to have a world of rational, useful definitions of “marriage” that empower, deepen and enliven human relationships, and I’d like there to be a system in place – or at least a commonplace practice – that builds community support for these relationships.