Realistically Viewing Marriage

The question I want to ask you today is this: How do your kids view marriage? As we look around at today’s world, we find that teenagers and young adults tend to have a diminished view of marriage. Many have seen the marriages of those close to them, including their parents, dissolve as a result of the cancer of unresolved conflict. Others believe that marriages might start with a starry-eyed honeymoon period, but they are destined to hit a point where a husband and wife will fight. Why, then, should I get married? One of the best ways that we can teach and model a high and Godly view of marriage is by defining marriage as a life-long monogamous commitment between a man and woman who are both broken and sinful. I love what GK. Chesterton has said: “The fairy tales said that the prince and princess lived happily ever afterwards: and so they did. They lived happily, although it is very likely that from time to time they threw the furniture at each other.”