I just heard on the news this morning that same sex marriage in the state of Il is basically one step away from being made a law. While I am NOT saying that same sex marriage is ok, I do have some issues with what everyone is saying about the sanctity of marriage. Everyone keeps contending that marriage should be kept between a man and a woman and I totally agree with that. BUT, many people are arguing that by making same sex marriage legal, the sanctity of marriage is being ruined. This is where I have major qualms.....
I am a BIG proponent for marriage for life, even after my divorce. I said my vows, meant them, etc. So, when people are saying that the sanctity of marriage will be ruined by allowing same sex marriage, I can't help but think that in all reality, the sanctity of marriage is being ruined by heterosexual marriages. Divorces are WAY to easy to obtain these days, and with divorce approaching a 60% failure rate for first time marriages, where is the sanctity of these types of marriages?
Everyone is standing up and fighting AGAINST same sex marriage b/c that is not what God's intention for marriage is. I don't however, see ANYONE standing up and fighting for what IS God's intention for marriage.... and that is marriage for LIFE between a man and a woman. Why are so many people protesting against these same sex marriages instead of fighting for the true marriage plan God intended???
Is it just me... or are things getting a little backwards? If we WANT to keep marriage heterosexual, shouldn't we be fighting FOR keeping these marriages till death do we part, not just until we can't stand each other any more, we find someone we think we like better, etc? No one is protesting at divorce hearings about what God's true plan for marriage is; maybe it is the married people who aren't keeping the sanctity of marriage..... I know more homosexual couples who have been together longer than most married couples! Not saying I agree but just making a point.
I understnad that there are instances in which marriages need to be dissolved, such as abuse, etc b/c that is a safety issue etc so please don't get me wrong there. I just think that divorces are far too easy to get these days, and anyone can get married too. Maybe marriage counseling needs to be mandated for all marriages, regardless if they are held in a civil ceremony or not.