I need some words of wisdom on today's concept of marriage. 1. Isn't marriage as we know it in the western world a Christian sacrament? 2. Has the Christian community shredded the sanctity of marriage by its horrendous divorce rate? 3. With so many young folks living together without marrying, is the concept of marriage as formerly practiced by Christians going to disappear? 4. Is the gay/marriage issue strictly about civil union and the benefits from tax, insurance, ownership, and other business situations that are, so far, given to married couples? Or...5. Are gays interested in marriage as a Christian ceremony and relationship?
Several questions here but I have been trying to sort out my feelings about the gay community wanting to have marriage rights and how our marriage customs seem to be changing even without the gay issue.
All I know, anymore, is that my marriage of 52 years has been a sacred commitment sustained by the awareness of that profession before my God that I will maintain faithfulness to "the woman of my youth". Otherwise, I don't think I know anything about how others view marriage anymore.