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Marriage evolves with cultures and in the Western World it could soon be obsolete.
What do you think? Seems today young couples often live together, have children and maybe, then get married if they can afford it.
In the past when life expectancy was perhaps forty-five years one spouse and one family seemed to be about all that could be expected; with increased life expectancy could having time for more than one of each become the norm?
Do you have an opinion? Can we disregard the few married couples who remained married for sixty, seventy or, more years?
Even Abraham and Sarah remained married for life in an era when life was very demanding ?
As a Christian there is no debate or alternative to “‘Till Death Do Us Part . . .”. Marriage is ordained by GOD.
Genesis 2:24 ESV
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
Replacing a spouse is no more acceptable, than discarding your OWN flesh and donning NEW flesh in GOD’s view. Doing this just because you grew tired of your OLD spouse or your OLD flesh.
Hebrews 13:4 ESV
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
Yes, society and cultures change and with new technology, attire, foods and the way humans organize themselves so does the character of life for the people affected. Yet GOD spelled out standards that enhanced human survival and quality of life and Jesus affirmed this. Therefore as a Christian the attainable goal for those of us destined to marry (or already married) clearly is spelled out in GOD’s Word.
Mark 10:8-12 ESV
And the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. And he said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”
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