I got my Essence mag in the mail the other day and Steve Harvey has a “What Men Think” column in there. Someone asked about getting a man to marry them when the dude’s excuse is “marriage is just a piece of paper”. No matter what you think of that excuse, I liked the answer:
Tell him marriage is a lifestyle, a life-altering event, a total commitment to another person and that person’s well-being. And membership has its privileges, especially for men. A wife commits to building, dreaming, and growing with her man, in sickness and health, for richer or poorer–something a girlfriend is under no obligation to do. Plus, the responsibility of being someone’s husband is rewarding and gives a man a sense of purpose unlike any other.
What do you guys think of that answer? Would you add anything to it? Take anything away? Is that the type of family you’re hoping to create?