RELEVANCE OF MARRIAGE IN MODERN SOCIETY BY PLEASURE OKEREUKWU
Marriage is more than living happily together. In our present-day culture, the institution of marriage is teetering on the brink of disaster. Still, amid millions of floundering and ruined marriages, God’s love stands eternal and cries out for constancy and devotion.
Through the intimate relationship of marriage, something takes place which may even show in a couple’s faces. As con Gagern says, “Often it is only through his wife that the husband becomes truly a man, and through her husband that the wife gains true womanhood”.
In life, tests and crises would come. Every marriage goes through tests and crises, but these can bring about an increase in love. True love provides the strength needed to meet every test. The man and woman together is a formidable force. The relevance of marriage in our society gives room for good parenting. We live in a world where the structure of family life is undergoing profound changes, in rich and poor countries alike.
The concept of family as a stable, cohesive unit us fast becoming outdated.
Modern society despises the family. It is difficult for a family with several children to find a house, and in many places it is impossible to rent an apartment, even if there is only one child. The health of a society depends on the strength of its marriages. Marriage is the foundation from which all other relationships in society stem.
The relevance of marriage in our society gives room for growth of the parent-child relationship hence, parenting becomes effective. If we believe those we see in society came from various homes, what will be the result if they were taught nice values on leadership, patriotism, love, understanding, respect for humans and constituted authorities? What do you think will happen if they were taught aright in their various homes?
Parenting the twenty-first-century kid is and will always be a daunting, challenging and most times, a frustrating task for most parents. To be an effective parent in the 21st century, you must be an informed person. 21st-century parents are continuous learners. You can only give what you have.
Here is my point; the values we imbibe as a people are a reflection of the values we picked from our homes. A great society is a product of great homes which in turn is a product of a marriage.