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May 6, 2021

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Boanerges RubalcavaFebruary 26, 2021

This article shows one aspect of the times we are living. However, a very important one is missing, i.e the preparation for marriage. It has been said that one of every two marriages end in divorce, but this is not true, when the preparation for marriage is in the family since the very beginning of life for those to be married. When this happened the divorce is seldom the result. Not only that, the lives of those children born of that "perfect" marriage are completely different than those coming either from divorced "fathers" "mothers" or "couples". In turn these children for sure will have a greater chance to have themselves happy marriages with happy children.So Families are the important aspect that must be stressed since the birth of all of us.

KarlSFebruary 25, 2021

While this article brings up some important points, let’s not lose sight of the more influential picture, stated by renowned family advocates Linda and Richard Eyre in the Deseret News 7/28/2015: “The percentage of the U.S. population that is gay at between 2 and 4 percent. Meanwhile, among the 96 to 98 percent of heterosexuals, most seem to be devaluing or completely disregarding the value of marriage…less than half of cohabiting relationships last five or more years, and the divorce rates of women who cohabit are nearly 80 percent higher than for those who do not… The largest threat to our society and to our economy is not the way people define marriage, but how enthusiastically and committedly they participate in it. Sadly, and particularly among the millennial generation, fewer and fewer get married while more and more choose the lower-commitment option of cohabitation. And that huge threat it is being largely obscured and ignored because of the debate over same-sex marriage. …People vigorously fighting same-sex marriage but doing little or nothing to advocate or promote traditional marriage are like a defense with no offense. But whatever our personal position, each of us should ask the question of what we should be most concerned about — the emergence of same-sex marriage or the disappearance of traditional marriage.” http://deseretnews.com/article/865633013/What-defenders-of-traditional-marriage-may-be-forgetting.html

Ben JonesFebruary 25, 2021

As an adoptive father of 3, a natural father of 3, a widower, and a step-father of 3, I am personally aware of disruptions to the natural order of things caused by divorce and death not to mention disruptions caused by war, disease, and man's inhumanity to man. The ideal is certainly to be desired but the reality is that we all have challenges in life and I don't think there is anything to be gained by stigmatizing certain groups of people who are trying to do their best with the hands they were dealt in life. We can all strive to be the best children, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, mentors, surrogates, etc. that we can be.

MHolmesFebruary 24, 2021

I hope and pray people start to wake up to the reality of this, which is that this is the long sought after result of careful planning and patience by those who desire to overthrow Christianity to replace it with communism. Deconstruction of the family is one of the central tenets of communism. Communism cannot exist while the people are bound together in family unity and love of God because the two "ideologies" are polar opposites. We need to recognize that communists have been effectively distracting us with the irrelevancy of party politics when in fact, we are facing a battle of freedom vs bondage, good vs evil, the right to exist and worship Almighty God as we see fit vs living under a tyrannical and oppressive government regime who sees it's people only as cogs in a giant machine. Yet many people seem to be content to plunge their heads into the sand and pretend that what's happening, isn't happening. When Prop 8 failed to pass and was later overturned by an activist "Supreme Court" under the O administration, the deconstruction of the traditional nuclear family as the central building block of society rapidly accelerated and it's only getting worse. This is just one of many of the consequences. What is it going to take to wake people up?

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