http://www.newsweek.com/2010/06/11/i-don-t.html My Commentary: From a secular viewpoint, I can understand why Newsweek says marriage is useless. The true force of the importance of marriage is that it is a covenant between a man, a woman, and the God who created this institution. Without God, marriage loses her meaning and importance. Take away any benefits marriage may afford in our society, marriage would still be one of the most important institutions because it was created by God. That is why Newsweek, and society in general, radically misunderstands marriage.