How True Is Marriage? Essay

2232 Words Nov 28th, 2016 9 Pages
How True is Marriage?
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate then when I fall asleep your eyes close. (Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets)
A person’s wedding is one of the most anticipated days of their life. A day in which two lovers are finally able to become one; for better and for worse. Unfortunately, over the course of time, the world’s overall view of marriage has been altered. The foundations of marriage are becoming less centered around the Biblical marriage everyday. While the foundation of marriage is built on complete unity with each other, the 21st century is proving that marriage is being transformed into an immoral bond of two people’s individualism. The foundation of marriage is based on traditional ideals formed during the beginning of times. Christians believe that God created marriage to be a complete unity between a man and a female. In his article, “Marriage,” James Valladares takes this quote from the Bible, “Therefore a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh” (Gn. 2:24; Valladares). Valladares states that marriage is more than just a unity, but a spiritual bond between man and women (Valladares). Looking around at how marriage is perceived today, we can realize that this…
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