Italian lawmakers are seeking to change the traditional view of fidelity within marriage. “Married couples in Italy will no longer have to pledge fidelity to each other under a draft law being considered by Parliament… The promise not to cheat is a ‘cultural legacy from an outdated and obsolete view of marriage, family, and the rights and duties of spouses’, according to a dozen senators backing the bill. The amendment was presented by Laura Cantini, a senator… who has described the change as a step forward from what she called the ‘legacy of an outdated vision of marriage’. She says the amendment was consistent with the new era of civil unions and a sign of sexual freedom within marriage” (The Telegraph, December 16, 2016).
The Bible reveals that God designed marriage to be a sacred bond between husband and wife in a divinely established and unbreakable covenant (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6). God also stated that adultery is a violation of His divine law (Exodus 20:14). Today, society is defiantly rejecting God’s clear instructions regarding marriage. Promiscuity in marriage is celebrated as liberation from the bondage of biblical moral values. However, God makes it clear that we reap what we sow (Hosea 4:9; Galatians 6:7). Students of history understand that family break-up was a major contributor to the fall of the Roman Empire. Our society is headed for the same fate unless we recognize the laws our Creator established to make marriage the foundation for a successful civilization. To learn more, watch our telecast “Five Ways to Enrich Your Marriage.”