What Is Marriage?

In his classic book, Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis penned words almost seventy years ago that are incredibly timely and relevant today. Listen to what Lewis says about the biblical design for marriage and family. “Chastity is the most unpopular of the Christian virtues. There is no getting away from it; the Christian rule is, either marriage with complete faithfulness to your partner, or else total abstinence. He continues, now this is so difficult and contrary to our instincts, that obviously either Christianity is wrong or our sexual instinct, as it now is, has gone wrong. One or the other. Of course, being a Christian, I think it is the instinct which has gone wrong.” These words from Lewis still ring true. Even though our cultural attitudes have changed, God’s will and way as contained in His word, the Bible, have remained the same. We must teach these truths to our kids in order to save them from the heartache of stepping out of God’s will. Our role is to lead them into finding freedom in following Jesus Christ.