Mere Christianity - Book III: Chapter 6 Christian Marriage Summary & Analysis

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Book III: Chapter 6 Christian Marriage Summary and Analysis

Can a life-long bachelor, as of the writing of this chapter, have anything to say about Christian marriage? Lewis claims he does have things to say about the subject, and he proceeds to do so. His first observation is that Christian marriage is really the melding of two people into one at a spiritual level. As such, divorce is an especially terrible thing for a Christian marriage, as the melded spirit must be torn apart. Therefore, Christian churches do not like the idea of divorce and some forbid it, except possibly for very rare circumstances. Lewis is also against legislating Christian marriage, and thereby imposing Christian values on everyone. He argues he would not like to be restricted from drinking wine under legislation influenced by Islamic law, and he points out most of...

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