My wife Chelsea joins again to continue our series on marriage.
We look at a dictionary definition of marriage according to a current Google search. We compare this with the definition from the 1828 Webster’s dictionary.
We observe that the definition has become quite vague recently. It has changed from the specific and Biblical definition to something ambiguous and almost meaningless.
Then, we talked about the difference between a covenant and a contract. The Bible presents marriage as a covenant by design with a life-long commitment. The world presents marriage as a contract with the expectation of breaking it.
Google search for “marriage definition.”
“Marriage,” Webster’s Dictionary 1828.
“Marriage,” Webster’s 1913 Dictionary.
“Marriage,” Laird & Lee’s Webster’s New Standard Dictionary of the English Language.
“Contracts vs. Covenants – Why the Difference Matters,” New Creeations.
Ron Edmondson, “The 7 Commandments of Christian Marriage,” Crosswalk, March 20, 2019.
Other episodes in this series:
Thinking Biblically About Marriage
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