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Consumer and MarriageWhen it comes to shopping, we have many options to choose from. We have Ebay, Amazon, and much more (depending on what you are looking for).  When it comes to shopping we have options. Maybe this has caused some to be indecisive, right?

How does this relate to young men and women? Do they view dating as a marketplace? You know, there are too many options. They like someone, but just can’t make up their mind because there might be something better out there.

I get that you want to make sure you marry the right person. I get that. Once you are married, you are married. I’m not suggesting to just marry someone who is not spiritually fit to lead, etc (There may be other things to consider, but I’m not here to talk about those now).

The issue I see is with the rise of the internet and even the desire to always have the latest and greatest technology – Is this impacting how we view relationships?

Going Deeper

ConsumerismSince I worked in the cell phone industry for many years, let’s use this as an example. The way they market creates a discontentment in the hearts of the consumer. The Next Big Thing is coming out. Last Year’s iPhone is not as good as this year’s.

Then if we take the mentality of, “Well, my boyfriend just doesn’t complete me as well as I wish he would. Maybe someone else will?” This is dumb. No human will ever complete you. The void you feel is only meant to be filled by the Creator. No human can do that.

God has created family to consist of a husband and a wife. Yet, is seems like our consumer mentality is affecting our decisions to choose a spouse. Too many options and because of this, people are now too picky. This seems to affect our society when young men do not pursue high paying jobs or even careers.  They do not have the urgency to provide for their family as they have no family to provide for. So sitting at home feels completely acceptable.

  • Do you agree or am I mistaken?
  • Is this an issue and what can be done about it?

Justin is a husband, father, and a writer. He is passionate about equipping parents, glorifying Jesus, and helping the local church. Justin currently resides in Michigan with his wife and two daughters.

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