• Sue Cramer

Two shall become One ~ Is Marriage Outdated?


I had an interesting conversation the other day. It made me realize just how far this next generation has fallen from traditional values. We are light years from the days of “Leave it to Beaver!”

I was talking with a young couple that my son knows. They are dating and also live together. I asked them if they ever considered getting married. They shrugged their shoulders and said no, things are going really good, why mess things up with marriage?

It broke my heart. The idea that marriage, and not sin, would possibly mess up their relationship. I realize that their opinions are based on what they have or have not been taught all of their lives about love and marriage. Unfortunately I have to admit that their thoughts on marriage are probably more prevalent than my own.

The world and media have instructed us that marriage is old-fashioned, outdated, inconvenient and unnecessary.

Here are a few examples:

***Look at many of the most famous stars in Hollywood, the most famous of which is Brad and Angelina, they have no use for marriage and make adultery appealing. The list is long of those who are also raising families without the commitment of marriage.

***Here is a quote on marriage:

“Marriage is a form of ownership. … I think it’s dangerous. I think you lose your personal power.” ~ Goldie Hawn

***Macy’s took out a full-page ad in May 2008 that solicited the business of same-sex couples planning their nuptials. “First comes love. Then comes marriage,” the ad proclaims beneath an image of two wedding rings. “And now it’s a milestone every couple in California can celebrate.”

This is just a tiny sampling of what I found when searching on the subject. I don’t even want to post most of what I read.

But I do want to look at what God says about marriage. After all- wasn’t it HIS idea in the first place?!

Gen 2:24 24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. NIV

One man, one woman.

Just so that you don’t think it’s an Old Testament thing…or that marriage has evolved… Matt 19:4-6 4 “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.” NIV

Heb 13:4-5 4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. NIV

God does not look down on marriage, He honors it. We should also. Marriage is not outdated, it is holy. I commend those of you that are married and have fought to stay married.

Let’s uphold, through our lives and words, the honor or marriage.

(I do not say any of this to condemn anyone who has been divorced.)

I’m praying for our marriages, Sue

Come back tomorrow for the “Not a Garage Sale Giveaway”

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