The topic of marriage has been highly politicized in our culture in recent years, resulting in a great deal of confusion. The reality is that so many children live in homes with unmarried parents or divorce parents or only one parent. We are often left believing that it is better to not teach about the reality of marriage rather than offend any student.
Actually, the opposite is true. By teaching the truth of marriage—a loving, permanent commitment between a man and a woman to each other and any children they may have—we allow students to realize that God did intend something special for us; that we are made for and capable of lasting, authentic love; and that even if our own human realities fall far from this ideal, they can still aspire to it as adults. Rather than offending, this teaching is liberating.