I’ve always disliked the phrase “soul mates” and the notion of “finding the right one”. No one is inherently the right one for me. And worse yet, I am not the solution to anyone else’s problems. We are all hopelessly broken creatures. Marriage is not a destination, it is a point of beginning. But today we see courtship as the process of seeking a person who will affirm me and make me happy.
The bottom line is that we have ultimately brought consumerism into marriage. How hopelessly shallow.
Today, Tim Keller wrote an article for Relevant Magazine excerpted from his book “The Meaning of Marriage”. If you are married or unmarried, you should definitely read the article.