Rod Dreher has an insightful little piece about why conservatives are losing the marriage battle. Dreher writes:
Marriage culture is like a river that has changed course, and left we who adhere to the traditional model an oxbow. We are trying to convince others to help us re-channel the river, but that seems not only unlikely, but nonsensical to people who just want to sail on.
Older Americans may remember a time when a different view of marriage prevailed. Younger Americans have never known such a time. All they have ever experienced is a view of marriage that has no necessary connection to procreation or to permanence. Their parents’ acquiesced to that dissolution a generation ago. It’s no surprise that the emerging generation has no tolerance for the hypocrisy.
I really hope Christians will pay attention to this. Too many among our own number have bought into a view of marriage that has slowly led to its dissolution in our culture. That diminished view of marriage existed well-before gay marriage was ever on the table, and unfortunately it still exists today in many pews across our country. That needs to change no matter which way the culture goes.