What is A Prayer for Owen Meany? It would be easier to say what it isn’t. First and most plainly, it’s a book by John Irving, published in 1989. On a personal level, it’s my favorite novel ever.
Marriage is a celebration of love and a signaling to others the pretense of committing yourself to someone emotionally for a significant period of time both before and after the actual ceremony.
Western marriage is no longer seen as a political economic and social contract binding two families. (Although choosing a partner for economic and cultural capital remains pertinent).