One of you will end up here next!
13 Facts on the History of Marriage | LiveScience
And heck, in this country the state plays a much bigger role in marriage than the church. In fact, the state has held a much bigger role in marriage in the US since the 19th Century.7. State or church?
Marriages in the West were originally contracts between the families of two partners, with the Catholic Church and the state staying out of it. In 1215, the Catholic Church decreed that partners had to publicly post banns, or notices of an impending marriage in a local parish, to cut down on the frequency of invalid marriages (the Church eliminated that requirement in the 1980s). Still, until the 1500s, the Church accepted a couple's word that they had exchanged marriage vows, with no witnesses or corroborating evidence needed.
Marriage, a History | Psychology Today
How marriage has changed over centuries - The Week
The Origin of Marriage (And the Evolution of Divorce) | Dollars and Sex | Big Think
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.