Alright. There’s one thing that I don’t really understand and I know I don’t agree with. With the baby-boomer generation retiring and heading into senior-citizen-ship, the Y2K generation, and Generation X are entering into adulthood and the workplace. In the 60′s and the 70′s many people were considered to participate in “free love” of the hippie era, sometimes having multiple partners and multiple families. In the 80’s and the 90′s, Divorce reigned the era, with over 45% of marriages that began early, ending in divorce and divorce court. Now it’s a well known statistic that 50% and more of all marriages end in divorce. Watch Judge Lynn Toler and all them much? …yeah.With that, you got the kids who got tossed into spats over custody, visitation privileges, and all that.
BUT, the new Millennium has seen an explosion of a new type of child/teen. The one who is not only wise & hip to how to play the divorced-parent game, but they are also more sexually conscious, STD-aware, & very understanding of Social monogamous relationships. There’s even a word for those who fall into this category, “Serial Monogamy.” It’s the couple of the new generation. They don’t feel the pressure to get married. They often-times live together, for years at a time, and occasionally these couples even have and raise children together, never seeing the need or having the desire to walk down the aisle and get married. What I find disturbing is, that many of them don’t worry about making their relationships “official” because they’ve seen the nasty side of divorce with their own parents, and don’t want to subject themselves to the same thing.
Separate finances, separate last names, yet they’ll live together for yea long. They’re “love” is based on NOW.
Genesis 2:24 says, ” For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.”
That means after the man moves out of his parents or finishes school, the couple gets married and then starts a life together. Any other way, is not the way.
I think a lot of this new-millennia love feel the need to take the pressure of “forever” off of the other; saying the risk and complication of marriage is something they refuse to put their relationship through, opting to enjoy what they have.
It’s warping the mindset of how grandparents and some parents are trying to teach to their kids. No matter how you say, try to work it, make it look, at the end of the day, a real relationship is between a Man and a Woman for ever. Two verses prove it.
A: going back to Genesis, the man will leave home to be with his WIFE and they will be one flesh.
B: Romans 7:2 “…by law a married woman is bound to her husband [as long as he is alive], but if her husband dies, she is released from the law that binds her to him.” Forever.
And Matthew 19:6 says & is often quoted at the end of weddings, “So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
Yeah, so what if the new trend has a ripple-effect on society? This new idea of relationships would probably cause the divorce rate to go down, but children growing up now, are coming up with a different perception of who and what makes a family.
To the KING!!