We must also lead in restoring the "community context" of marriage. A married couple is more than just the sum of its parts. It's a thread in the fabric of community. Societies are built out of people who are loyal to one another and who work and sacrifice for the common good. Expressive individualism is a poor foundation for a society. Marriages formed on such foundations don't build loyalties or give us practice in sacrificial service. Marriages and families are meant to be the training grounds for sacrifice and service.
28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: 29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: 30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. 31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. 33 But whoso hearkens unto me (obeys me )shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
It's time for us as Christians to take a stand for the true meaning of marriage- the one that is rooted in the Bible, in history, in tradition, and in nature. As followers of Christ we need to be the "salt" and "light," that Jesus tells us to be in Matthew 5:14-16.