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A Different Approach to the Marriage Question

EA-forms-3Here is a piece by John Stonestreet that discusses the Marriage question that Christians and Conservatives have been unable to engage the public with.

It gives an unusual assessment of the problem, as well as a suggestion as to how we can be more effective.

An excerpt:
Why? Well, part of the reason has to do with an under-appreciated aspect of culture and the forces that shape it: the imagination. What you believe is true not only shapes how you see the world, it shapes what you think the world can be, that is, it limits what you’re able to imagine.

When Christians make arguments for the traditional family, they’re invoking a world and a way of living that many people literally can’t imagine.

People steeped in liberal individualism cannot imagine a world in which marriage is anything other than a private expression of mutual affection. While most of them hope to have children, they don’t see procreation as one of the ends of marriage. Instead they see children, like marriage itself, as a chosen product based on mutual affection.

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Wes Walker is the author of "Blueprint For a Government that Doesn't Suck". He has been lighting up since its inception in July of 2012. Follow on twitter: @Republicanuck

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