“An Unconditional Commitment to an Imperfect Person”

Chuck Colson said, “Every enduring marriage involves an unconditional commitment to an imperfect person.”  Nearly fifty percent of couples in America reject the unconditional component and end up in divorce courts.  This results, according to one data source, in a divorce every 13 seconds in America.  This swells to 6,646 divorces per day and 2,419,190 per year.  On the other hand, Nepal has only 1.2 divorces per 1000 marriages according to the latest figures I could find.  So why should we hold conferences in Nepal on the permanence of marriage?  Are we “preaching to the choir”?