because it’s such a volatile and polarizing hot button, i’m not feeling particularly inclined to make my little corner of the blogosphere a public forum for people to roll up their sleeves and drop their opinions in opposition (or support) of mine. sorry. you’ll need to go find another audience.
but i do have a related issue that’s bugging me today.
look, it’s not much of a secret that many, if not most, conservative evangelical types stand in opposition to any legitimizing of same-sex marriage. although that group is not particularly united on all of the points of opposition, there’s one consistent fear i’ve heard expressed for the past 15 years…
same-sex marriage is a threat to the traditional, biblical view of marriage.
without disrespecting the depth of debate and disagreement that good-hearted and passionate people can have over the theology or sociology of same-sex marriage (or homosexuality, in general), i want to make an observation to all the husbands and wives i know:
…the biggest threat to your marriage will never be the existence or legalization of same-sex marriage.
so let me list a few real threats.
- flirting at the office
- your job
- unwillingness to talk
- careless criticism
- uncontrolled spending
- lack of forgiveness
- high school reunions
- sexual dissatisfaction
- power struggles
- hard hearts
- letting divorce be an option
wake up! be alert. pay attention to the real enemies of your marriage. don’t get side-tracked with perceived threats.