how the media impacts our values and beliefs about marriage
A lot of times the media affects our values and beliefs by portraying things as unnecessary or illogical. Marriage is often one of those things. Many media stars will engage in long-term relationships or date different people in a short amount of time and few are open about marriage being important. Others will term it "old-fashioned" or say that you don't "need a ring to prove your love". This will often sway many people into thinking the marriage is just an old tradition and completely unnecessary.