One of the fundamental pillars of our society is the institution of marriage. It serves as the foundation for families and society as a whole. This pillar is derived from the biblical verse, Genesis 2:24, which states, “therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” The most efficient way to order our society is by having people in monogamous marriages. But despite its significance, the institution of marriage is facing increasing challenges in today’s world. The evidence and science in favour of marriage’s benefits are unmistakable. We must continue to defend this institution.
After Cristiano Ronaldo signed a two-year deal with Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr, some news outlets reported an interesting matter. Cristiano Ronaldo and his girlfriend will be permitted to break Saudi Arabia law during their time in the kingdom. Laws in Saudi Arabia prohibit unmarried couples from cohabitating. However, it has been reported that the Saudi authorities will “turn a blind eye” for Ronaldo and his partner. While this isn’t out of character for Saudi Arabia. It draws attention to the trend of celebrities that fail to uphold traditional marriage values. Celebrity worship is wreaking havoc on family values.
A lot of celebrities send a message to the public that marriage is not important. To be clear, anyone is free to do whatever they want. But as a society, we must choose to celebrate people that represent values we want. You must be careful about the people you idolize in your society. It is not a problem that Ronaldo has refused to marry his partner. The problem is that you might be tempted to imitate his lifestyle outside football. When society celebrates the very people undermining its fundamental institutions. We are creating room for further decadence. You should not pattern your life after any celebrity that doesn’t share your values.