The Future of Christian Marriage: It's a Foundation, Not a Capstone

bride and groom holding hands

The book The Future of Christian Marriage features interviews with numerous Christian young people from seven countries. By being both forward-looking and firmly planted in history, Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus traces how marriage went from a natural institution bound up with childbearing and blessed by the Church to one that is now, like so many other things in our culture, determined by adult desires and largely defined (or should I say redefined?) by the state.

'Poly-Parent Households,' 'Tri-Parenting,' and the Urgency and Hope of Biblical Truth

'Poly-Parent Households,' 'Tri-Parenting,' and the Urgency and Hope of Biblical Truth

Here’s the part of God’s word on our subject that I want us to focus on today: Hebrews 13:4 continues, “for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” If our secular culture is aware of this fact, most seem not to care.

Peter warned about “those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority” (2 Peter 2:10). In this context, the “authority” is that of the Lord himself. Such people “have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin” (v. 14) and face severe judgment to come (v. 17).