Rob Bell and Oprah Aside, Marriage Wasn't Designed to Solve Loneliness

Rob Bell and Oprah Aside, Marriage Wasn't Designed to Solve Loneliness

As relational beings who image the Trinitarian God, we were created for community. But what’s interesting is that Bell assumes - along with many defenders of traditional marriage - that marriage is the solution to the problem of loneliness. This “you complete me” mindset is symptomatic of how Christians all across the theological and political spectrum think about marriage. If loneliness is a problem solved only by marriage, it does seem cruel and unusual to say that people can’t experience this and so condemn them to a life of loneliness. But is that the Biblical view of marriage?...

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