Easton - allen, Texas
Entered on October 15, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: family
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I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no exceptions. People don’t realize the confusion they will cause their children. A woman and a man are like two mixtures that make up one good drink, too much of one will spoil the entire drink.

I grew up in a home that was dominated by my father; any bad behavior on my part was dealt with swift and pending on the occasion, harsh punishment. Although I attribute the spanking to nerve damage in my butt, I would have it no other way. If I had two moms I would of walked all over them. This is a prime example of why a father needs to be in a house hold. He needs to be in control of what goes on, and what is to be expected. The mother on the other hand is there to bring up the softer side of the parental team. In your mind think of who always treated your wounds, made you soup when you were sick, and cares about you no matter what stupid thing you have done.

This also needs to have a balance, too much love and concern for a young boy is not good. He will be pansies. This is a server problem that if running rampant in our society today. To many fathers are leaving there families and doing their own thing, it’s just not right. I like to think it as a see saw. If you have too much of one it will weigh it down, you want it to be perfectly balanced. Not too much love, and not too much discipline. The only way this can happen is with a father and mother combination.

I am only eighteen and I already know that I like girls and I am looking for the right one that will love me and my children, she will teach them everything I can’t and vice versa. That is why marriage works, it’s a balancing act that if done right can last for time and all eternity.