Independence versus Interdependence
“Two becoming one” is an even greater challenge in a culture that has promoted and practiced individuality down to a fine art. I have heard friends point back to the days before central heat and air when the family gathered around the pot bellied stove at night, the room that had warmth. The practices of talking and singing around the pot bellied stove are long gone and what has entered is the necessity of children having their own room, their own TV’s, and their own phones. Time alone and making our own choices has become ahot commodity or as I call it, “a closely held value, for the most part in our culture. So fast forward this to the day, these carefully crafted individuals who are making their own decisions, now stand at an altar making vows that suddenly cast them into an arena of becoming a Biblical ONE. What an exercise!