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What Would Jesus Think of Us Now After reading the chapters in the book on the new testament I decided to address the question of had Jesus presently come to the twentieth century what would he find most troubling and in need of attention Something I feel Jesus would find troubling and in need of attention is the lack of respect people have for the union of marriage in the twentieth century Couples say vows in front of witnesses and make a commitment to God and to each other to honor those vows and the sacrament of marriage and then when things dont go the way they expected they immediately seek attention from someone else outside the marriage or head right for the courtroom and a divorce Our society promotes and encourages people to live with their significant other before making a commitment of marriage then couples can see if they are compatible enough to take the relationship further Marriage is a foundation built on tolerance compassion faith love and trust When two people live together they begin to build this foundation without the true commitment of marriage and are easily able to see outside the living arrangement when things become too complicated and the effort too great The arrangement can be discarded very easily and replacements brought in only to repeat the process For every relationship that a person develops heshe brings into the next relationship all the lessons learned in hopes that the new relationship will not be plagued with the same issues These lessons can be gained in a traditional dating process without having to live together Making the decision to live together indicates that you have found your mates qualities compatible enough to take to a level of what could be considered marriage but without respecting that individual enough to commit to the idea of marriage Not all who enter into marriage take the vows they recite to actually mean till
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