Five Reasons Society May Return to Traditional Marriage

12 Nov

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevindeyoung/2013/11/12/five-reasons-to-hold-out-hope-for-traditional-marriage/

A compelling post.

It seems that gay marriage will become the law of the land in the U.S. The only question is when it will be federally recognized.

Some of us believe things will go farther and, as foreshadowed on Sesame Street more than twenty years ago, a family will become “a group of people who love each other.” Which sounds great until we contemplate the temporary nature of love in our generation.

However, history is not over yet. This post presents five reasons why society, as a whole, could later make a U-turn back to the “narrow” (but life-giving) definition of marriage that Christ gave.

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3 Responses to “Five Reasons Society May Return to Traditional Marriage”

  1. NotAScientist November 12, 2013 at 11:23 AM #

    The implication of this posts title is that society is leaving ‘traditional marriage’.

    Are you saying that less straight people are getting married because now the gays can too?

    • Mary Gardner Martin November 12, 2013 at 12:04 PM #

      No, did you read the article or just the title? I am willing to dialogue about what the article says . . . With those who have read it.

    • snickersneet November 12, 2013 at 5:19 PM #

      NotAScientist

      In order to win people over, same-sex marriage proponents have successfully been stating what marriage is …. or more to the point what marriage is not. Essentially, they have redefined marriage, not by creating a new category of marriage for homosexuals, by by changing the definition of marriage for everyone.

      My analogy is that in the 60s marriage (as a whole) began a trial separation from many of the components that are part of its essence. Enacting same-sex marriage is essentially the signing of the divorce papers.

      Mary,

      Thanks for posting this article. I have thought of a reason 6. Up until recently, marriage is described in law, not defined by it. Even in the bible, the first human relationship that appears is marriage and it is described – not defined. No committee or political movement has ever sat down and decided to change it till now. The same-sex marriage side of this debate are arrogant. We are hardwired for marriage. I believe by God, but even an atheist could argue that we evolved this way. It will swing back because this new definition that is being thrust upon us falls so short of reality. It will swing back because this new definition is so broad that it is meaningless. It will swing back because a lot in the gay community will not be held accountable even to the very open definition of marriage that they have argued for.

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