What is Marriage?

“Marriage based on needs and affection will struggle to endure when the needs change and the affection fades.” Collin Hansen

wedding ringsThis morning I watched a video shared by a friend that captures well what it means “to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God’s holy ordinance”

And then I read the article “The new purpose for marriage” by Collin Hansen that describes why this is exactly what we are losing as our culture rushes to embrace new definitions for marriage. In his article Collin says that “marriage requires far more of ourselves than the new definitions betray. Love demands 100 percent of each partner. Marriage based on needs and affection will struggle to endure when the needs change and the affection fades.” Unfortunately, I believe that too few really understand what is at stake as we rush forward to embrace new definitions for marriage.

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