Monday, July 18, 2011

The Sacrament of Marriage

The Philippines has the biggest Christian population in all of Asia. We take pride in our religion. We take pride in being a conservative Christian country. Even in our constitution, our book of laws, the presence of God is within its provisions. Nowhere in the teachings of Christ says that we should end our marriage. In fact, Christ himself is the basis of the sacrament of marriage. If we value our God and His teachings so much, why are we proposing a bill that would directly go against His word? Not only that, why do we put ourselves and our spouse and our relationship with him or her in peril?

I am not a conservative catholic, I admit. But if I look at the people around me, seeing broken families is almost normal already in our society. This should not be the case. If we truly value our religion, we should do everything that we can to fix our differences in our family. After all, it’s not everyday that we get to marry. Come to think of it, we should only get to marry once, and only once. Our sacraments should not be broken in any way.

We should not keep on making comparisons between our country and the US. we are a totally different people from them. we should not join this bandwagon. I personally think that there are tons of reasons that our country should stray from the influences of other countries.

From my own personal experience, having parents parting ways made it more difficult for me to grow up. The essence of a complete family is missing. The joys and the comfort of having both parents with you, supporting you, and guiding you as you grow makes it enviable for other children. It’s going to be difficult for a child to grow up with one parent missing. That’s why there are two people that should guide the child’s development. Having household help would not count as good as the care and nurturing of a real parent.

I’m guessing that the more problems that couples go through, the more they tend to break away from each other. That’s what we’re doing wrong. There are lots of ways where we can preserve the essence of the family. Not every family can be the successful at this I can admit, but as much as possible, we should not give ways wherein they can resort to breaking them up. There’s always a chance for them to take that option if it is given or presented to them.

Legalizing divorce would be a big mistake and would do no good to our society. We’re better off this way than to be like other countries out there where they give the couples the option to part ways. This would just encourage them to do so. We should always keep in mind that scared vow that we took and we should never break that vow. Breaking that vow would be like breaking a promise to God and our country.

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