Originally Posted by LovingRadiance
He pointed out that (bear with me all you who aren't christian-it's only an example) the examples in the Bible of commitment between Jesus and the church, which are also equated to what a marriage should be, are also representative of what ALL of our relationships should be like.
That we should commit to love all people "as christ loves the church" not JUST our spouses....
you have offended my non-Christian sensibilities
I do enjoy this dialog, very interesting to read. Marriage for me was something I did for my wife. I was already committed to her and didn't need the paper or the priest.
...She, and her family, felt it a required step before they would view me as family. So this dynamic makes it even more interesting.