Many people including Christians now regard marriage just like a car that “can be traded or dumped when the repair costs get too high or a new model appears on the scene.”
This mind-boggling assessment was made recently by Mary Hasson, the director of the Catholic Women’s Forum at the Ethics & Public Policy Center in Washington D.C.
During an interview with the Christian Post, Hasson said many Christians no longer view marriage as a lifelong commitment and that couples often fail to understand the sacred vows they are making to each other.
Hasson is believed to have many years of experience in marriage counselling. She said many of the couples she had met would often make a commitment to be together for life, but they often have their own personal asterisks — a certain “unspoken exceptions that they believe will justify divorce and remarriage later on.”
She said this kind of thinking is what makes marriage “toxic.”
To prevent this, she said couples “need a unified vision, a capacity for sacrifice, a willingness to compromise, and a commitment to the good of the marriage, spouse, and children.”