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.”