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Published: Tuesday, March 19 2013 10:50 p.m. MDT

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Meadow Lark Mark
IDAHO FALLS, ID

The answer is that families need to be committed to each other and follow the teachings of the Savior. If that were actually done our problems would be fewer.

raybies
Layton, UT

Marriage continues to erode as people embrace selfishness as their motive in life. Selfishness trusts no one. It is all about "What do I get out of this relationship?" and when children are involved, it's about making those children something you can brag about.

We are fortunate to trudge through this age of selfishness, where our choices are endless, and we're told none of them are bad as long as you "believe in yourself", and are personally "fulfilled".

Marriage vows are now written by the individuals entering into this thing that has stolen the name "marriage", but has very little resemblance to a covenant first ordained by God.

Then again, why believe in God, when in the religion of selfishness, I am a god already unto myself?

Meanwhile our nations coffers are eaten up by a mountain of hungry bodies--all victims--poor abandoned women and practically orphaned children who have no model, no hope, and no idea what struck them and stole away all the "fulfillment" they might have experienced, had they had the chance at a decent life, before the father left to pursue his hopeless addiction to selfishness.

Obama10
SYRACUSE, UT

It's simple. You no longer have to get married to have sex. Before that was the driving factor, but now sex is much easier and casual sexual relationships are no longer taboo. Friends with benefits, quickies, or hooking up, are much simpler with no long term relationship. If you can get the "milk" for free, why buy the "cow".

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@Obama10
"You no longer have to get married to have sex. Before that was the driving factor"

I think there are other major problems with marriage if the prime motive was sex.

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