Discussing Gay Marriage
This is an issue that can be dealt with even before questions come up. Like we discussed yesterday it is important to lay a scriptural foundation for when the difficult questions are asked. Just like sex outside of marriage the Bible is clear on this issue. In Genesis, the Bible states that a man must be united with his wife to become one flesh. This is a spiritual, physical and emotional reference. God made us to “fit together” to become one.
One of the things we must teach our children is not tolerance but love. Love is seeing past things you may not agree with. We are not very good at “loving the sinner-hate the sin” sometimes because we tend to forget that we are all sinners in need of a Savior. It is easier to focus on the sins of others, then your own sins.
Secondly, we need to make our own marriages something that is to be desired. For the next generation to grow up seeing that we are we so in love with our spouse that our children can’t help but think, “I want that!”
Thirdly, we need to keep our home an environment that is always an open door for discussions, even the difficult ones.
Check back the rest of this week as we discuss more of some of the issues our kids will face.
As always listen to today’s podcast for more insight on this topic.