Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Marriage Revolution

Marriages are imploding all around me. In some cases I could see it coming for years ahead of time. In a few cases, it has been a surprise.

Simultaneously, the airways are filled with chatter and clamor about gay marriage. As a result, I've come to a conclusion.

I want to start a marriage revolution.

The revolution would focus on three essential tenets:
  1. Choosing the right person.
  2. For the right reason.
  3. At the right time.
How much better off would our nation be as a whole, and each of our families individually, if we truly focused on these three things?

What if we started training our children from toddlerhood right up until they are launched?

What if our high schools offered classes in relationship preparedness instead of "sex education"?

What if our churches helped people understand God's plan for spousal union from the pulpit and through formation classes, rather than in a few counseling sessions before the marriage service takes place?

It seems so simple.

Tell me; am I missing something?


Ike said...

For the most part...when a man tells a woman that he loves her...what he is really saying is that he loves himself and he wants her.

Men are to love their wives as Christ loves His Church. That wasn't a suggestion. Women are "responder's".....I wonder how they would respond knowing their husbands would die for them?

Suzanne Marie DeWitt said...

Hearts would melt.