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A Healthy Marriage Culture

MarriageColumnist Ken Connelly:

“A healthy marriage culture helps the gold standard prevail, wherever possible, that children are raised by the parents who brought them into this world. … The Supreme Court itself has repeatedly noted that marriage and the family are necessary foundations of a free and properly functioning democratic republic. This is why the state, although it did not create marriage, has consistently supported and encouraged its flourishing. In contrast, until very recently, no government in human history has ever officially recognized same-sex relationships as marriages, precisely because they do not further society’s important interest in the natural procreation of the next generation of citizens. … The erosion of marriage and the breakdown of the family in America have unleashed social problems that are all too real and must be remedied. But the remedy will not come by accepting same-sex ‘marriage’ as valid, necessary, or constitutionally required. Marriage does not need redefinition, but re-dedication to its core meaning, the union of one man and one woman, and to its core purpose, uniting children to their own mother and father.”

4 Responses

  1. Excellent post Brother.

    Could it be that even God’s Elect have been blinded by an idol worshiping culture here in the U.S.A., continually seeking answers and resolve from our government and our judicial system instead of a Holy God ? In seeking an answer, I found myself in the Prophet Hosea.
    Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”
    Could we as a nation learn from these Words ?
    Hosea 4:17 Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.
    Have we as a nation sought answers to the breakdown of the family and the destruction of our nation in each and every place but the Word of God ? Is He letting us alone that we may finally seek Him and Him alone? He should be and wants to be our All in All.
    Hosea 5:7 They have dealt treacherously against the LORD : for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions.
    Hosea 5:12 Therefore will I be unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness.
    Are we being judged at this time by a moth being loosed upon us as a nation to eat away the very fabric of our society ?

    I guess this should have been a post on my own blog instead of a comment. Please forgive my being long-winded.



    • God has only to lift His common grace for a moment and men will exchange the truth about God for a lie and worship and serve the creature rather than the Creator. (Romans 1:24-25 ESV)


  2. Excellent. One of the key reasons for the confusion of so many on this topic is that we have allowed the world to remold love in its own image. http://textsincontext.wordpress.com/2012/11/11/love-prayer-and-forgiveness-now-also-in-ebook-format/


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