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“Why I Hate Religion” video spawned a cross generation conversation. Jefferson Bethke has started the nation to talk out loud.

In a complementing clip, Bethke discusses his inspiration for “Sex, Marriage, & Fairytales,” saying that the poem arose from Driscoll’s book, Real Marriage.

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Driscoll believes the following: Marriage today is struggling. Divorces, adultery, misconceptions, etc are plaguing not only the marriage itself but products of those marriages (my generation and the next). My hope in this poem is to highlight the most frequent and problematic issues marriages face today while also pointing to Jesus as the ultimate healer, redeemer, and restorer of every marriage. Whether single or married, my intention would be that this poem would allow you to look more deeply to Jesus to either better your current marriage, or prepare for your future marriage. His rhyme hits the following:

Pursue Jesus as your foundation, before you get under the covers. A strong friendship before marriage, will make a good marriage after.

Does marriage mean it’s true  and lasting if it only means until the feelings go away. It’s as nonsensical as parents who, after their child spills something on the floor, say “I don’t even love you anymore.”

To last you need the strength from above. Because it’s not the love that sustains the promise. It’s the promise that sustains the love.

Wife honor your husband. Husbands give up your life. Just like Jesus gave himself up for his bride, the Church. So men lead by serving, by putting her first.

So die to self, put your flesh on a life sentence. Because you don’t fall out of love, as much as you fall out of repentance.

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