We are living in a post-marriage culture today. I am not proud of that nor do I agree with it. However, the facts bear out what is true. We live in a post-marriage culture. Sadly, every great society (Rome, Greece, etc.) found their decline years before they were finally overthrown was directly related to the breakdown of marriage and family. When marriage and family breakdown so does society. Additionally, our churches and synogogues and mosques will only be as healthy and strong as the marriages and families that comprise them.
Ever thought about this? In the Old Testament, the book of Genesis has God uniting a man and woman in marriage. Human relationships begin with a marriage. In the New Testament book of The Revelation, the end of time ends with a marriage. It begins and ends with marriage. A relationship that is considered holy and divine. A relationship that has its foundational roots linked to the Trinity. A relationship that is the basic structural relationship for society. A relationship that is to be honored above all relationships. Thus, in my estimation when Adam and Eve rebelled and broke their relationship with their Creator (think divorce), their Heaavenly Husband didn’t give up on his wayward bride (think Hosea and Gomer) but did everything he could to redeed his lost bride. And she finally returns to Him and in the end, the marriage is restored.
You know that this pattern is taking place across our fruited plains and glorious land each day: couples breaking up and doing what it takes to put it back together. Sadly, most simply break up and never return. Andy relationship can be healed if both parties are willing to make the changes they need to make within themselves. Do you want to have a strong US? Then be a strong, healthy, and mature “U”.