Sit around a table with friends or strangers and you are likely to hear opposing views about the benefits of marriage versus living together. Some may express the view that marriage is an outdated concept from a time when people did not experience the many freedoms that we enjoy today. The freedom to delay having children or to have them whether you are married or not. Then there is the fear of divorce and the legal paperwork and costs that this involves. Marriage is just one example in our culture where the idea of making a long term commitment seems to be out of style. But is there a reason to practice the ancient virtues of loyalty and fidelity? That’s what we will talk about as we continue to look at what Jesus said about these issues.