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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

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    What does a ''conservative'' life style mean??
    Good question. For me its early to bed and early to rise. Working hard and applying yourself. Doing things right. Being 15 minutes early and never being late. Staying away from vices like drugs, gambling and stuff which destroys people and marriages. Putting family first. Doing the other things I mentioned like finishing school, working a job and giving your employer an honest days work for an honest days pay, raising your kids properly, appreciating those who love and care for you and who make life easier for you. Staying in excellent physical shape through good nutrition and lots of exercise. Keeping your mind sharp. Having a long range view and plan and not succumbing to the allure of the short run gain. And I am probably leaving out tons of important stuff.
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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Absolutely !
    The children are first and foremost
    The marriage second
    The man and woman third.

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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    MaggieD said the church is OK with divorce. That statement was false and I was correcting the record.
    I understand that, I wasn't criticizing your answer, just pointing out that the question itself was pointless.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Respectfully, I don't think this thread is intended to address those dysfunctional couples where the woman picks a complete idiot to father her children.
    Actually, those types of couples are definitely a major part of this issue.

    I wouldn't even call most of those women a "woman" though. Most of them are KIDS, 14-20 year olds that get pregnant because they don't understand that their actions can have serious consequences. The father usually ends up disappearing within a few years (if even that) and then the child mother who is incapable of taking care of herself and her children is left on her own.
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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Sure. Unless, of course, they can't get married due to their sexuality.

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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    Sure. Unless, of course, they can't get married due to their sexuality.
    In which case, they shouldn't have kids.
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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Permanent cohabitation without the piece of paper is getting more and more common, and there's no reason people like that can't make perfectly good parents.

    A marriage license doesn't mean the home will be stable, as we can clearly see by divorce rates (which skyrocket after a couple has kids), and the fact that I don't know more than 2 or 3 people whose parents are actually together.

    It doesn't matter if they're legally married. What matters is whether they're internally stable.

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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    In which case, they shouldn't have kids.
    So you oppose the adoption of children by same sex couples?

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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    So you oppose the adoption of children by same sex couples?
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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    People should wait until they can afford to have children before they have children. Have as many out of wedlock kids as you want just so long as other people do not have to support your spawn.

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