I have been greatly disturbed by the recent changes in how some countries define marriage.
I am sure most of us have an opinion on this. I have my views as well. Fairly strong ones.
I have been married for 9 years. Happily, thankfully. We have been blessed with 6 children.
I am an engineer by training so I express myself best in equations.
Marriage= Man + Woman + God
For those who don’t believe in God, I think I’ve lost you at this point. But for those who do or are sincerely seeking Him out, hear me out.
Marriage is first and foremost a sacrament. It was instituted by Christ to be between a man and a woman and no supreme court can change that truth.
The Bible has been crystal clear on this matter. Read Matthew 19:4-6.
…“that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female 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. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”…
Christ wanted it to be a fountain of grace. He wanted to reassure us that He will be with us through thick and thin, in sickness and I health, for richer or poorer until death do us part.
He has given us His divine guarantee that He will help us through and through. He will never default.
Self giving, not unbridled pleasure, is the real essence of marriage. It has to reflect Christ’s love for the Church. There has to be a total gift of self.