Are you a leader in the marriage movement? Or do you lead a ministry that focuses on young adults or young married adults? I am from South Louisiana where life is a party and it usually includes great Cajun delicacies such as frog! Sure, it sounds gross but they say it taste like chicken. If there is anything I know about cooking frog, it is that you cook it slow starting out with cold water and gradually turning up the heat. As the temperature rises the frog becomes comfortable and too weak to jump out to escape its fate. A few minutes later, dinner is served, all is happy, and bellies are full.
This is a great example of the societal phenomenon that is surrounding marriage today. At one time, marriage was the starting point for young people. They got married, started a career, had children, and built a life together. Now, Millennials are under the assumption that marriage is outdated and obsolete and therefore is being abandoned and delayed at an alarming rate. The negative perception towards marriage did not happen overnight but rather has been a slow evolution that if continually ignored we could be inviting a crisis in our families, our economy, and society as a whole. Rather than reacting to this phenomenon, we must anticipate and plan by changing the social narrative before it is too late.