In response to Michael Mayernik's letter “No marriage, no child” (March 24 and TribLIVE.com): I must simply say that I have never — in my many years — read such a distortion of the fundamental concept of marriage.
Yes, through the ages, the reason for marriage has most often been the procreation of the species.
But the “one” from the “two” is not the child; it is that moment, that instant, when two people, having journeyed through life up to that point as individuals, join together their lives and their spirits as one.
Nearly 39 years ago, a young girl from Bloomfield agreed to spend the rest of her life with me. Though we have never had children, to say that we are not married is an intolerable insult to those years.
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