Paul called it a “profound mystery” (Ephesians 5:32). Earthly marriage between a man and a woman is a momentary parable of one of the most gloriously permanent things in the seen and unseen worlds: Christ’s marriage to his church.
That’s why John Piper writes, “There has never been a generation whose general view of marriage is high enough.” And in the United States the general view of marriage continues to erode. Every day in the public square it’s under fire:
- Who says that marriage should only be between one man and one woman?
- Why should any two consenting adults be denied marriage if they’re in love?
- Isn’t being in love essentially what marriage is all about?
- Who says marriage ough…