Tying Blind

On the Show Married at First Sight

My husband and I have recently become addicted to a new TV show, Married at First Sight. For those unfamiliar with the show, the premise is arranged marriage. A panel of four "experts"—a sociologist, "sexologist," psychiatrist, and chaplain—choose six singles out of a bevy of would-be participants to form three marriages. The couples meet at the altar, go on a honeymoon, then come back and try to set up a life together. In six weeks' time, they will decide whether they will stay married or divorce.

At heart, of course, it's an absurd, immoral show. The wedding "vows" say nothing about death doing anyone part, because everyone watching knows that any number of much less serious...

 

is the managing editor of the Howard Center's quarterly journal, The Family in America: A Journal of Public Policy.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #36, Spring 2016 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo36/tying-blind

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