In a post titled Go Marry, Young Man! over at the Her-menuetics blog, Ruth Moon interviewed pastor Ted Cunningham about his recent book Young and in Love: Challenging the Unnecessary Delay of Marriage (Cook).
In the quote below, Cunningham asserts that neither churches nor families are teaching 20-somethings that marriage is the adventure, i.e. that marriage is a wonderful experience to be enjoyed, anticipated and encouraged.
Just proves that Pastor Cunningham has not been attending the class my husband and I are teaching Sunday mornings at 10am at Trinity Presbyterian Church, In Order to Form a More Perfect Union: A Biblical View of Love, Sex & Marriage. You can attend virtually by listening to the MP3s in our message library.
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Moon: What was the impetus for this book?
Cunningham: It was based on our marriage ministry at Woodland Hills. The more I started meeting with 20-somethings, it made me realize you guys just need somebody to picture a special future for you. Your parents didn’t do it; your colleges didn’t do it; the churches you grew up in didn’t do it. They didn’t tell you that marriage is a great thing, something to look forward to, and something you’re going to enjoy. You’re delaying it because you’re doing exactly what you were modeled and taught, so I want to give you a different perspective.