My Opinion on “Married at First Sight” | New Reality Show
Married at First Sight is a new reality show airing tonight. They are taking 6 ridiculously courageous and possibly idiotic men and women who will agree to be paired up by relationship experts. This is not a blind date, but a blind marriage. Each couple will commit to be legally married all before they see the person. The show will then follow them for 6 weeks at which they will have the decision to legally divorce or continue in the marriage.
My honest opinion. I’m not mad about pairing up two strangers based upon their compatibility because its been done for hundreds of years in other countries. Arranged marriages are apart of many countries process by which they allow their parents to choose their spouses without ever meeting them. I have watched many interviews by couples who were arranged and happy with their marriage.
Where I become very opposed at this experiment is the option they are giving them to divorce after only 6 weeks. Marriage IS NOT an experiment. Marriage is an COMMITMENT! This reveals hollywood’s mentality towards marriage. If you’re not happy, then get out. Marriage is not about you, but everything about the other person. Happiness doesn’t keep a marriage together, commitment does.
We can all agree that 6 weeks is a spit in the face to God’s invention of covenant. God loves us by making covenant with us through His son committing to love unconditionally no matter the circumstance. This is how husbands love their wives, and wives love their husbands.
When Christ died for us, He died for us while we were still sinners! He didn’t wait to see who he liked to then die for them, but through His commitment to be beat, humiliated, and nailed to the cross, He chose us.
They have reduced marriage down to a humanistic invention that completely eradicates God’s purpose of creating marriage which was to lay our life down for our spouses which make us more like Him ultimately bringing glory to Jesus! Marriage has nothing to do with our happiness and everything to do with pleasing to God.
I end with this quote by John Piper, “God is most gloried in us, when we are most satisfied in Him”.
What are your thoughts? Lets talk about this as a christian community!