Sologamy, or self-marriage, is another sign of the times. “Apparently Linda Baker was the first person to marry herself back in December 1993. Others have followed suit, including Sara Sharpe, who wrote about her self-marriage in A Dress, A Ring, Promises to Self. And there’s Nadine Schweigert, a thirty-six-year-old woman from Fargo, North Dakota, who was interviewed by Anderson Cooper after marrying herself in front of some forty of her closest friends. ‘I, Nadine,’ she said to herself, ‘promise to enjoy inhabiting my own life and to relish a lifelong love affair with my beautiful self.’ Jennifer Hoes is a Dutch woman who did the same thing in 2003. Her same-self marriage was the subject of a recent ten-minute documentary by Aaon Magazine. ... In some ways same-self marriage is the logical outgrowth of what cultural critic Christopher Lasch described in his 1979 bestseller The Culture of Narcissism. ... The Narcissus of Greek mythology was a handsome young man with whom all the beautiful girls fell in love. But Narcissus spurned their affections in favor of his own attractive self” (“Same-Self Marriage,” First Things, Nov. 2014). A 2,000-year-old Bible prophecy says, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be LOVERS OF THEIR OWN SELVES, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy” (2 Timothy 3:1-2).
(Friday Church News Notes, February 19, 2016, www.wayoflife.org, email@example.com, 866-295-4143)
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