Our younger generation is being actively taught to devalue their partner in life. There are so many songs and media with one lover telling another that they don’t matter. Marriage is our life’s design. Ultimately, when two people come together they become one flesh.
“For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.”
Ephesians 5:31 KJV http://bible.com/1/eph.5.31.kjv
“Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.” 1 Corinthians 6:15-16 KJV http://bible.com/1/1co.6.15-16.kjv
We are no longer just separate individuals going about our own way. We have dropped off and picked up a part of ourselves. There is no such thing as “casual sex”. Over time, people have allowed personal hang ups and disappointments to define them. This is not what defines us. If we measured our value by the Love of God, our true measuring stick we are priceless.
We are in a cycle of abuse as a society. Each of us plays a part in this, so if we decide to do our part to teach the value of marriage, family and community we will see reform in that order. Teach the value of marriage and it affects a family. Families that are whole affect a community. Good marriages edify their community.