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Published: Tuesday, May 20 2014 8:48 p.m. MDT

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cjb
Bountiful, UT

Marry for the other person not yourself? Didn't Jesus say love your neighbor AS yourself? He didn't say to care about others exclusively and don't bother to care about yourself. Even Mother Terissa was wrong to put her own happiness so low on her list of priorities.

SparkyVA
Winchester, VA

This is about countering selfishness. If you expect to be loved as much or more than you love, then forget having kids. It doesn't work that way. Only God gives you more than you give. Most of the rest of the people in your life will take more than they give. Deal with it and become a Christian.

EternalPerspective
Eldersburg, MD

The idea here is not just about removing selfishness in marriage, but the very reason why God ordained marriage between a man and a woman. Marriage exists to serve one another above the interests of the individual.

That doesn't mean the self is discarded in any way. Rather, when two people must work hard to preserve the original love found together, they forge an eternal type of relationship that elevates them to become more the measure of their potential together and separately.

Marriage was never intended as it appears in popular culture today with minimal commitment and lack of sacrifice. Rather, according to the scriptures, the "twain shall become one flesh". Everything God has ordained is to bless the husband and wife beyond comprehension.

Marriage and having children is the way God's spirit children come into the world. If husbands and wives serve God and each other with commitment and conviction, then the blessings of what may come are innumerable.

One day everyone will understand better not only the principles of marriage as God has ordained, but also the reason why it is the most noble and basic foundation of any society.

Kindred
Mesa, AZ

In my opinion there is far more trouble in families, and in this world generally, stemming from selfishness than from anything else.

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