With the recent Supreme Court ruling for same-sex marriage, the debate concerning the purpose of marriage has again been thrust into the public sphere. And there is a great deal of passion on all sides, from those who believe that the sanctity of marriage is under attack to those who can now enjoy the benefits of the wedded institution.
A teenager said to me the other day, “What’s the point? The human race is hopeless; we never learn. Look at our history: we have done horrendous acts, and we continue to do even worse.