We Always Marry the Wrong Person

By Noel Jesse  •  Dec 9, 2015 at 6:32am  •  Quotes

Tim and Kathy Keller (from The Meaning of Marriage)

“Destructive to marriage is the self-fulfillment ethic that assumes marriage and the family are primarily institutions of personal fulfillment, necessary for us to become “whole” and happy. The assumption is that there is someone just right for us to marry and that if we look closely enough we will find the right person. This moral assumption overlooks a crucial aspect to marriage. It fails to appreciate the fact that we always marry the wrong person. We never know whom we marry; we just think we do.”

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