Marriage is a Responsibility
One of the most important and satisfying things in life is to marry and raise a family. I think women understand this a little better than men or, at least, sooner. Men, many of them, have a hard time figuring this out (that’s why guys float around and play video games until they’re late in life). Now, there are some women, more and more every day, who skirt family duties as well. More and more, it’s not just men who abandon their families but women too. Yet, we are created for marriage and family.
Of course, there are exceptions- some are called to celibacy and will never marry and some cannot have children. We know these things. Yet, satisfaction in life comes from fulfilling these fantastic responsibilities. For those who do not marry or have children, they often take on other great responsibilities such as public service, missions and evangelism, pouring into the lives of children at church or in their extended family, or something very similar. It is the responsibility and effort that gives purpose, and in the service of others there is wonderful meaning.
Thus, we need to take on responsibility, and we need to do it early in life. We do not need to wait around forever for the perfect situation. What is it that the wise say about having children? If you are waiting for the perfect time, you will never have them. So, just go ahead and have kids. We could say the same about other great responsibilities. Stop wasting your life! Go get married. Go have kids. Go make an impact. What are you waiting on?
We need to rise up, take on duty, and strive to bring about great service. We need to get married and have kids. We need to invest in the lives of others. And, as Christians, we are assured that this positive impact is not only for this life but also for eternity.