John Frame has served on the faculty of Westminster Theological Seminary and the Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary. He is widely known as a writer and scholar.
That is what makes this article so interesting. In my 39 years of Kingdom life, I have never read anything on this topic.
Review the following extract and you should be sufficiently enticed you to read the full text.
“…three years ago I got married! … Is marriage really unjust suffering? And if it is, do I have the guts to preach that with my wife in the congregation? … Stay tuned for some answers to these questions.
First, I do still believe that marriage can be a form of unjust suffering, because it says so in the Bible. (I said it can be, my dear, not that it always is.) The Bible, of course, has a very positive view of marriage, but it is also realistic. It recognizes that in a sinful world there are a lot of problems in marriage. So while it says many positive things about marriage, it says some negative things as well. Once, indeed, Jesus told his disciples, in effect, “You’re not allowed to get divorced, so some of you shouldn’t get married at all.”
In this sinful world there is a downside to marriage, and we ought to ask if we can accept that downside before we presume to make a lifetime commitment.”