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Choosing our future

The Christian Reformed Church, like many denominations, is facing a time of significant challenge. Membership in a majority of congregations has declined notably in the last 10 years. More churches are dealing with internal discord or a sense of malaise than a decade ago. Up sharply, also, is the number of church families who have experienced a painful separation from their pastor.

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What is the first thing you think of when you hear the expression: “be faithful to your marriage vows”? Whenever I ask people that question, they usually say something about long-term commitment or sexual fidelity or both. The emphasis falls on the “till death do us part” aspect of the marriage pledge.

I find this revealing because, while loyalty-over-a-lifetime is certainly an important part of the commitment we make on our wedding day, it is only one part of it. Couples also pledge “to love and to cherish” one another. We promise our spouse a journey of emotional depth, not just a journey of duration.