Marriage is a Committment to Your Spouse

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“Love is a decision, it is a judgment, it is a promise. If love were only a feeling, there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever. A feeling comes and it may go.“―Erich Fromm. With love and promises comes a life changing situation- marriage. So at what age is it appropriate to marry? Teenage marriage has become a subject that many people have disagreed on over the last few decades. Some say that teenagers are not mature enough to marry, while others argue that if a teenager truly loves someone they should get married. If love is a promise, are teenagers prepared to make a commitment to marry someone else? Even though teenage marriage should be discouraged, the marriage can be successful if the couple puts Jesus first. Marriage is a commitment to your spouse. It is an obligation and a promise that you will keep for a lifetime no matter how difficult it may be (Ayer 16). Matthew 19:6 says, "What therefore God has joined together let not man separate". For this reason, marriage is far more than a human social contract; it is a divine covenant. Marriage is a permanent commitment; it is entered into by the husband and the wife before God as a witness. Because it is ultimately God who joins the couple together, the husband and the wife vow to each other "till death do us part” (Kostenberger 5). This view of marriage has changed over the years- husband’s and wife’s roles, the reasons for marriage, and the amount of marriages and

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