“Love and Marriage,
they go together like a horse and carriage.
This I tell you brother,
you can’t have one without the other.
Love and Marriage,
it’s an institution you can’t disparage.
Ask the local gentry,
and they will say it’s elementary.
Try to separate them,
it’s an illusion.
Well, those lyrics are from Frank Sinatra’s song, Love and Marriage and most people heard of this song from the opening to the Married with Children TV show with Alex and Peg Bundy and their two kids.
Those lyrics have created some interesting questions?
Do Love and Marriage go together like a horse and carriage?
Society says no. You can love without marriage and even marry without love. That actually doesn’t surprise me. But, the shocker is that even the Church has follow along with the rest of society.
There’s a link to an article from World Magazine titled, “Boy Meets Girl” and shows that reality in dating amongst Christians.
Love and Marriage is an institution you can’t disparage? Really….hmmm!
Both Love and Marriage have taken some serious punches to the gut in the last 20 years. It’s not hard to look at love and marriage in our society and say why bother? I don’t need the hurt, headache, and putting up with another’s person baggage.
Well, I’m beginning to realize that the only love and marriage can truly go together is that you have make them both bigger than you and your wife or husband. I believe that is where the problem lies in both them being tied together.
Remember in Part 1, I wrote about finding love and a song I quoted believed that love could be found Out of the Blue and suddenly everything in their world will be alright now that they found that person magically or that universe finally answered their prayer.
Nothing couldn’t be farther from the true.
The entire foundation of that relationship was built of lust and desire, not love and sacrifice for the sake of marriage. There is nothing wrong with lust and desire (in it’s proper context) but to create a relationship from that and I can see why for many people believe that love and marriage don’t go together at all.
So I put this question to my readers, Do you think love and marriage go together? Or is it an illusion (that was indirectly suggested by the song)?
See you for Part 3.