The Pandemic Rocking Marriage Institution
Without mincing words, it’s visible to the blind and audible to the deaf that the level of divorce rate in our society has skyrocketed beyond the unimaginable. Jaded as it may sound, marriages that ought to be permanent institutions, have been tailored to be market places where people can visit and go anytime they wish.
Even without statistics, the daily court judgements on marriages are enough to convince everyone that all is not well with the marriage institution. Divorce has gradually become a social norm in the society. The society has made the ailment like an empty keg that any child can play with at any particular point in time. Other than the expected, what is obtainable in the society has continued to deter many young people from going into the institution and leaving others undeterred with the intention of separating at any slightest provocation. Some even perceive marriage as a prison yard where you can break out at the slightest opportunity.
Despite the marital vows couples make on their wedding day, despite the sermons and advice clerics and well-wishers plant in their heads during wedding ceremonies, despite all the pre-marital teachings they receive, divorce has continued to serve as the panacea to any storm that bedevil many homes.
With the lugubrious level of divorce rate in our society today, one may be forced to adopt the principle of syllogism in stating that people no longer understand the rudiments of marriage before diving into it. It may not be erroneous for one to note that the society has been bedeviled with demonic spirits manipulating the heart of people to behave the way they do.
One thing to be taken cognizance of is civilization. As beneficial as civilization is to the society, it didn’t just come with only good side, it’s an embodiment of both good and bad. Virtually everything has become digitalized and marriage is no exception. Civilization has out rightly changed the mindset of people about marriage. It has made 21st century generation to believe that marriage is a tea party affair; a place where you dance to the tune of only the music you desire; a place where both parties can work independently; a place where “the husband does his own thing and the wife as well does her own thing as they please” or they kiss themselves farewell.
You meet a guy/lady on twitter on Monday, propose to the individual on Facebook on Wednesday, and then you’re are ready for marriage the following week. What is the basis and foundation of that marriage? How do you expect such marriage to be a heaven on earth? That is just by the way side!
Many people who go into marriage today do not really understand the rudiment and the biblical standard for the course and as such, divorce is inevitable. They really cannot decipher the implications of breaking the vows they exchanged. Some don’t care about what the standard is and as such, it doesn’t take them a second thought before they dissolve their marriage.