Friday, April 03, 2009

Interesting article on Marriage

Why polygamy is not Christian (nor even Jewish) even though some Old Testament figures practiced it.

In The Mystery of Marriage: As Iron Sharpens Iron, Mike Hanson comments on this text: "After we have surveyed, as far as possible, all the other creatures in the world, eventually God presents us with one who is special, one who strikes a deeper chord in us than anyone else was able to do. Although the person may be very unlike us in many important ways, still there is something inside us which recognizes the other as being bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh, akin to us on a level far deeper than personality. This is a blood tie, an affinity of the heart in every sense. It is as if we discover an actual kinship with the one we live, which the marriage ceremony serves only to make official."