Is Marriage Obsolete?
A new survey by Pew and Time reveals that young people express a “deep ambivalence” about marriage across the board, and are increasingly wary of getting hitched. Thirty-nine percent of the 2,691 people surveyed think marriage is becoming obsolete.
Today 2.8 million American couples are living together outside of marriage.
When no relationship with God is evident then there is no authority. Everyone becomes his/her own authority. What does God say?
It’s good for a man to have a wife, and for a woman to have a husband. Sexual drives are strong, but marriage is strong enough to contain them and provide for a balanced and fulfilling sexual life in a world of sexual disorder. The marriage bed must be a place of mutuality – the husband seeking to satisfy his wife, the wife seeking to satisfy her husband. Marriage is not a place to stand up for your rights. Marriage is a decision to serve the other, whether in bed or out.
1 Corinthians 7:2-4 (MSG)
That says it all. It’s about giving not getting. Sexual activity is a wonderful privilege reserved for those committed to each other in marriage.
The Bible says that, “Perfect love casts out fear.” If we love God and let His love fill us we can make the commitment of marriage. He can give us the love we need for our spouse. Otherwise we are left to our selfish fearful selves. God’s ways are always best and right! Marriage is not obsolete but obedience to God is becoming obsolete.