On Sunday, "Big Love" may draw a big audience. Of course, some will simply be drawn by the curiosity of it all. Yet, the existence of "Big Love" indicates that at least some Americans are willing to consider polygamy and polyamory as legitimate relationships for television dramas, if not yet for the culture at large.

The institution of marriage has survived for thousands of years, withstanding the tests of multiple wars, famines, plagues, and social upheavals. Now, marriage faces what might be its most severe question – whether it can survive the corrosive effects of America's postmodern culture. We can be sure of this – the real drama about the subversion of marriage will not be accompanied by a laugh track.

R. Albert Mohler, Jr. is president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. For more articles and resources by Dr. Mohler, and for information on The Albert Mohler Program, a daily national radio program broadcast on the Salem Radio Network, go to www.albertmohler.com. For information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to www.sbts.edu. Send feedback to mail@albertmohler.com.

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