Origin of Marriage
Despite what many (want to) believe, God ordained and performed marriage so that Adam (a male) wouldn't be lonely. So God put Adam into a deep sleep, took his rib, created Eve (a woman), then gave her to him much like a parent gives their daughter away to the groom.
Most Common Reasons People Marry
1) To Escape Prior Life
Whether it's to escape the living arrangements under a parent/guardian, a religion or a country, whatever the reason, this is a form of running away. Depending on the reason, this type of marriage may last.
2) The Shotgun
This is where a guy's life is threatened by the girl's family (namely by a male relative) to marry her. The most common reason for this kind of marriage is because the guy impregnated the girl and the girl's family wants to assure (usually with a shotgun) that the guy takes on full responsibility for his carelessness.
3) No Bastard Babies Allowed in This Family!
This is kind of like a shotgun marriage. There are a lot of grand family names that are infamous and well respected by most. If word got out that one of their own (namely a female member) was pregnant out of wedlock, they would either risk having their family name treated like mud, cut that female out of the family by disowning her, or if she's a valuable member, they would force her to marry (any guy. Whether the child's father or a well to do man) so her child will not be a bastard and treated terribly by society.
4) Puppy Love
Also known as infatuation or simple lust. This kind of marriage is the most common parent of divorce. Two people (commonly found in young people ages 16-25) think they are so much in love so they decide to get married without thinking about the reality of what a true successful marriage takes. One thing for sure,you cannot be lazy in a marriage. But that's for another myTake. Once the honeymoon phase is over and reality starts to hit, the puppy love couple suddenly decide that marriage wasn't such a fun idea as they thought it would be. So they either cheat and eventually divorce/separate/one of them run off.
5) The Marriage Bed is Honored by God/Sex, Sex and More SEXXX!!!!!
Most strict religious people are adamant (stubborn) about no sex before marriage. So they would hurry up and marry the most acceptable person just so they can have their sexual healing. But of course, much like the puppy love marriage, it won't even last long.
6) To Save the Family
This is a martyr type marriage. This is where a man and a woman marry just for material/monetary support for themselves or their family. This type of marriage has a better chance of lasting than most, but it still depends on the individuals and the situation.
7) Just for the Sake of Pure, Genuine Luuuuuuve <3
This is the best reason to marry. You romantically love someone (that's not related to you. Some people are mentally sick and disgusting) so much that you honestly can't imagine living the rest of your life without them in it. You're each other's closest best friend. No one else can make you quite so content and happy like that person can. You marry purely for the sake of true love, you be happily married til death do you part. <3
8) "I Don't Want to be an Old Maid with 30 Cats"/"I Don't Want the Guys Calling Me the 40yr old Virgin (male)"....Don't Want to be Lonely/Live by Myself
This kind of marriage is most commonly found in mid age and older people. They don't want to live the rest of their life by themselves (usually they've no prospects) so they marry someone they get along well with, but aren't exactly in love with them. This kind of marriage isn't so passionate, full of fireworks or excitement. It's just quiet and very peaceful usually. Nothing wrong with this kind of marriage and it usually lasts til death do you part. And, if lucky, you may eventually find yourself head-over-heels in love.
*Note from the author* I hope you've enjoyed this myTake. This is the second one I've ever written. It was placed in my heart to write this and I must say I genuinely enjoyed myself. Even if it did literally take away 3 hours of my sleep to write XD. I didn't mind it though. I had pictures to go along with each section, but G@G wouldn't let them upload. Smh. Anyway, til next time. See you in the comments. :)