Creepy and Weird: Preparing a Two-Year-Old for Marriage
I want to re-state my views upfront so as not to confuse any newcomers to the blog. I am not anti-marriage or anti-traditional values.
I do, however, think some self professing Christians are guilty of making marriage and the traditional family into an idol and then some.
I’m not opposed to parents instilling their values in their kids, but it seems way out there to emphasize marriage to two year old children.
The blog link below reminds me of the article with the preacher guy who said a prayer over someone’s infant daughter that God bless all the eggs she was ever born with so that she could be a mother of many children, or whatever.
These Christians think they are honoring traditional values, I am sure, but these things come across as slightly perverse or weird.
Also, why are there no seminars by this group on preparing their children for adult singleness? Nobody is guaranteed a spouse, and some of their kids may group up and choose to stay single. If they are going to offer a creepy “preparing two year olds for marriage” why not “preparing two year old for a possible lifetime of adult singlehood”?
This comes from a FIC (Family Integrated Church) blog page:
- Posted by The NCFIC on Oct. 29, 2010
This morning Jonathan Sides addressed the importance of teaching our children about marriage from a very young age. It is folly to think that we can wait until our children are on the brink of marriage to communicate to them a Biblical vision of courtship and marriage. The world doesn’t wait; It begins attempting to instill an unbiblical, romanticized view of marriage in your children from their earliest years.