They died hand in hand. Together, they ensured the other would never have to live in mourning. Sounds romantic, right? It might become a new trend in the world of euthanasia.
Marriage is a union between one man and one woman is the traditional Christian teaching. However, this idea is criticised more and more. Read the articles on this topic on this page.
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The Greek parliament voted to open marriage for same-sex couples. It is the first country with an Orthodox Christian majority that gives homosexuals access to marriage.
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“We must call Daddy; he will chase the thief away!” This statement appears in a French video. The French high advisory body for equality (Haute Conseil à l'Égalité, HCE) finds such a statement worrying because it confirms stereotyping.
It’s official now: 59 per cent of all young people in Spain have some mental problem. This is more than double what it was in 2017. What has gone wrong? Jorge Ruiz Ortiz explores the horizon.
More and more European countries want to block access to porn for minors. The Spanish Prime Minister is following France in this. The chairman of the German Evangelical Alliance sees growing support for fighting porn, “but too many people, including Christian leaders, are infected with it.”
Estonia was the first country to open marriage to people of the same sex. Since January 1st, homosexuals can tie the knot and even adopt children.
Roman Catholic priests are now allowed to bless same-sex couples. The Vatican released a document that explicitly opens the way for a blessing for unmarried and homosexual spouses.
Virtue signals are always annoying, but I have a least favorite: It’s claiming you’re not having kids to save the environment. Somehow saying this has become fashionable. I don’t believe it for a minute.
What is marriage?
As Christians, we believe that God created the institution of marriage as an unbreakable union between one man and one woman.
Marriage has three goals:
- To support one another
- To bring up children to God's glory
- To prevent adultery
In the Roman Catholic Church, marriage is a sacrament; in Protestant circles, it is not. Yet, both see marriage as an institution of God. Traditionally, the church has taught that married spouses may not divorce unless one of them was unfaithful.
Marriage is also a civil event. It needs to be recorded officially at the registar's office with witnesses present.
When two people get married, they start their own family. Traditional Christians see marriage between one man and one woman also as the best environment for children to grow up in.
Why is there so much discussion on marriage nowadays?
Whereas marriage used to be reserved for a man and a woman only, nowadays more and more countries allow same-sex couples to get married as well. Especially in Western Europe, the institution of marriage has been opened up to gay couples, while in Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia, the issue is much more sensitive.
There are even some voices that argue that group marriages should be possible too. This is called polyamory.