Why People are Afraid to Get Married

Taking Manhood Back

Why People are Afraid to Get Married

You can say, ” I want someone who will accept me just as I am, “but in your heart of hearts you know that you are not perfect, that there are plenty of things about you that need to be changed, and that anyone who gets to know you up close and personal will want to change them. And you also know that the person will have needs, deep needs, and flaws. That all sounds painful, and it is, and so you don’t want all that. Yet it is hard to admit to the world or to yourself that you don’t want to be married. And so you put your FLAW-O-MATIC on high. That will do it. That will keep marriage away

– Tim Keller, “The Meaning of Marriage” p.27