I ran across this article on Boundless and thought it was quite interesting.
It explores the idea of not needing a ceremony to be married as long as there’s a “spiritual covenant” between the two parties, and ultimately argues that a ceremony in one form or another is ultimately a requirement. “It doesn’t so much matter whether one spends $40,000 or $400 on the ceremony. What matters is the couple publicly consents to be married to each other. [emphasis mine]”
I thought this was interesting, particularly for couples who co-habitate and use this logic as a rationalization. I hadn’t thought about using that logic before, but I can definitely see how couples would draw that conclusion.
What do you think?