If you're in Colorado, you may have to add marriage class to the list of things you'll have to do before your wedding day. There's a ballot initiative there asking that couples complete 10 hours of mandatory marriage education class before being able to get married.(If it's your second wedding, you have to do 20 hours and for lucky number 3, you have to do 30 hours.) This is all part of the plan for the Kids Against Divorce group, which says that the point of all this is to "better prepare individuals going into marriage to fulfill their new roles as spouse and potentially as parent, to furthermore protect children given that marriage is the foundation of a family unit."
Both Slacker and Steve think it is a good idea. They feel like a lot of people are in lust and rush into marriage not fully knowing what they're getting into. A lot of people feel like they are ready for marriage but they haven't thought about all of the things that come into their lives down the road. A class like this can bring those issues up and make people think about what they're doing before they actually do it. Both Slacker and Steve think that people should have to take a class like this before having kids.
Lil D thinks it's a slippery slope and a bad idea. He says that everyone has the right to pursue happiness and they are letting an outside source decide what would be good for them and their lives.
Do you think marriage classes should be required before getting married?
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