It’s about commitment. When you stand up there, in front of your friends and your family and the world, whether it’s in a church or anywhere else, what you’re doing really means something. You’re making a commitment. You’re saying publicly: it’s not me, me, me anymore; it’s the two of us together. And that really matters.
David Cameron at the 2006 Tory Party conference, replayed on Radio 4’s World at One, February 5th, 2013
More or less exactly how I felt about marriage when I took those vows. About the two of us together, and soon about the four of us together.
Here I am approvingly quoting a Conservative prime minister. Guess that puts me about 50% of the way along the life-journey transition from champagne socialist to Tory anarchist.