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MARRIAGE: Procreation expectation is high

Letter by Nick K. Adams, Lakewood on Jan. 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm with 2 Comments »
January 23, 2012 1:32 pm

Re: “It’s about love, not raising children” (letter, 1-21).

The letter writer may not have promised anything about children when she married, but I know for a fact that expectation can be carried to an extreme.

When my widowed mother remarried (both participants were in their mid-70s), the priest enjoined them according to God’s Word “to be fruitful and multiply.” Her children, and many in the listening audience, were stunned, then began to giggle at the thought. The priest looked around at us for several moments, oblivious to what he was requiring of them!

Personally, I’ve always been amused at how those proclaiming the sanctity of marriage leave off the words “at a time” when they define it as “a union between one man and one woman.”

Leave a comment Comments → 2
  1. Serial monogamy…..I guess the Bible is OK with that….heck, the Bible isn’t all that concerned about monogamy…or even incest.

  2. NearCheney says:

    Has anyone seen the statistic on “gay marriage”. What the spin doctors and the gay community don’t want you to know is that the vast majority of these “marriages” are open. They believe in fidelity not monogamy. The fruit of this? Now, there are a bunch of screw ball psychiatrist and sociologist claiming this should be the model for all marriage. As G.K. Chesterton said, “Man does not know what he is doing because, he does not know what he is undoing.”

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