Lies about Marriage the World Is Telling Your Teen
1. Marriage isn't necessary
It’s true that marriage isn’t necessary to be happy and to live a fulfilling, God-honoring life. The Bible talks about the benefits of being single (1 Cor. 7) and so, in that regard, marriage isn't necessary. But that’s not the message of the world. Their message is that marriage isn’t necessary to cohabitate.
Our kids see this played out in real life as well as on their screen. The world says marriage isn’t necessary to have sex, to live together, to have children together, and so on.
2. Marriage isn’t forever
The Bible gives us a clear picture of when a married person is no longer considered to be married (Rom. 7:2, 1 Cor. 7:15, Matt 19:9).
But, the world tells our children that a marriage can be over whenever they want it to be, for whatever reason, or for no reason at all.
3. Marriage isn’t just between a man and a woman
The Bible clearly shows us that marriage is to strictly be between a man and a woman (Matt 19:4-6; Mrk 10:6-9). Yet, our culture seems to be obsessed with blurring (or erasing) gender specifics.
Hollywood, and now the public school system, are trying hard to normalize the “union” of same-sex couples, and it doesn’t stop there. A simple internet search will produce claims of individuals “marrying” their pets, mannequins, and a number of inanimate objects.
Knowing the message our kids are receiving from the world, you can see why it’s so important that we, as parents, give advice that stems from the Word of God.
Believe me, I know this can seem overwhelming! Below I’ve made a list of topics to help get you started. This is not an exhaustive list! Books have been written on this topic and for good reason!
But, my hope is that the 9 topics below will help guide conversations about the covenant of marriage and things to consider when choosing the person to enter into that covenant with.
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