(CNN) — If you were to judge the success rate of monogamy by the sex lives of public figures, perhaps couples should change their marriage vows to say, “Till a tempting new partner do us part.”
Talk-show host David Letterman recently joined former presidential candidate John Edwards, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer on a long list of politicians and entertainers (think Jude Law) who have admitted having sex outside their marriage or committed relationship.
But do they just illustrate the realities of modern life?
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Here’s what Denny Burk has to say on this article.
This article is really sad for a lot of reasons, but I do think it accurately describes the decline of sexual mores in American society. What’s interesting, however, is that the author does not present any of this as a retrogression. Rather, he rather cooly describes what’s happening in the culture as if serial monogamy and polyamory are viable alternatives in the modern world. In other words, it’s presented as if one may leave behind monogamy just like one might throw out an old sweater for a new one. There’s no moral problem whatsoever with this kind of behavior. That is a commentary within itself.
Are we really taken by surprise, in the defining of our morals anymore? We become more and more Hedonistic and given to our own desires, and like Denny says, this article is indeed a commentary in and of itself. Are we surprised that the new trend among high school girls is for them to be “bicurious” when what they’re shown on TV is that kissing another girl is what will really make the boys happy. (Watch last week’s episode of Heroes and read this article.) Are we surprised when a celebrity is caught with someone other than his wife and its played off as OK, because “what’s really important, is for them to be happy.” Think Jon and Kate plus 8.
How do we change this trend? One way is by living the way God has called us to live. Call sin, sin. Abstain from all appearances of evil, and train your kids in the way of our Savior. Teach them to be obedient to His word. Think of the trend that could begin.
Is one person really going to make a difference? It will to that person, and it has to start somewhere.