Marriage and Individuality

814 WordsJun 20, 20184 Pages
God created marriage as a union between man and woman. A woman, while still having a mind of her own and control over her own life, is under the authority of her husband. This frightens some women, who fear oppression at the hands of their husbands. While it is true that some men abuse the system that God set up for man and woman, not all men act as such. The Bible states monogamy is what God laid down as a foundational law of marriage, […the Creator ‘made them male and female...] ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” (Mathew 19.5-6). Although many women…show more content…
Harriet finds Phoebe, an old friend from her years in college, interesting, because her marriage is like a dream. She has not changed a bit, and although she has children, she and her husband continue to go gallivanting about the world in search of adventure (Sayers, 14-15). Though Phoebe and her husband are not very successful parents, Phoebe’s marriage is one of the “success” stories that begin to change Harriet’s mindset about the concept of marriage from it being repulsive to it being something desirable. Marriage is works through compromise between the husband and wife; a woman who does not wish to be a housewife, but prefers to work can discuss her feelings with her husband in order to generate a resolution that leaves both the adults and the children happy with the result. Marriage is a union of two people, melding their old lives with their new one. Mark and Jane insist on maintaining entirely separate lives, which keeps their marriage from working (That Hideous Strength, 12). Lord and Lady Wimsey are able to live happily as a married couple because they communicate with one another (Talboys, 32). When a couple is united, they can combat any force that comes against them. In Talboys, Harriet’s whole opinion on the institution of marriage has shifted. She and her husband, Lord Peter Wimsey, get along very well, and she is still able to write, and he, detect criminal proceedings with uncanny accuracy. She has come to the realization that she
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