The health of marriages is in decline in Canada. It is commonly known that one in four marriages is expected to end in divorce. Many people, especially young people, have lost confidence in marriage altogether. In 1961, 92% of Canadian adults were married, by 2011 that number was down to 67 %. (In 2011, for the first time in history, there were more single adult households than couple households with children.)* Married life is often the butt of jokes in a culture that increasingly devalues the institution.
Why does the Bible say that marriage is part of God’s good plan? How can married couples experience the satisfaction in marriage that God intends? How can single people find wholeness apart from marriage or prepare to be married if that is their hope? These are some of the questions we will be addressing in the series of messages that launches this Sunday. The series is called “2 made 1”, and it will run for a total of eight weeks.
Whether you are married, single, or single again, I hope these messages will enrich your relationships and your walk with God. I am also hoping that this series will enrich the quality of our church’s community life as we rediscover the important place God has given each of us in His Body, whether married or single.
[*Source: Historica Canada: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/marriage-and-divorce.]
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