|Preston and Chantelle...
||[Jun. 27th, 2007|05:31 pm]
The Love Bug
So, Preston and Chantelle have, after “... much soul-searching and tearful discussions...”, have “sadly decided to end [their] marriage.” - BBC News: Big Brother couple end marriage
I cannot tell you how much this pisses me off. I am getting more and more fed up seeing people rushing into marriage, only to regret it months later.
“Marriage should not be entered into lightly, or without due thought, but with respect and with the intention of sharing in each others happiness.”
Marriage Ceremonies - Manchester City Council
“and therefore is not by any to be enterprized, nor taken in hand, unadvisedly, lightly, or wantonly; [...] but reverently, discreetly, advisedly, soberly, and in the fear of God; duly considering the causes for which Matrimony was ordained.”
The Form of Solemnization of Matrimony - weddings.co.uk
Maybe I’m missing the point, but I’m seeing too many examples of couples (especially celebrity) jumping into ‘quickie’ marriages - possibly for publicity or fashion - only for them to split up “amicably” a short time later, and it both angers and upsets me.
Has the sanctity and commitment of marriage disappeared completely now?