Friday, August 24, 2007

Why 'Sex and the City's fairy-tale ending is a lie

Emphasis mine:

"[T]he better road has become a radical, 'peculiar' one. Perhaps even a completely backwards one. Marriage is not, after all, meant to be the crash landing after a youth spent dating and partying. Rather it should be the mark of the commencement of a lifetime spent unconditionally loving, serving, and sacrificing for one's beloved.

"Tragically, though, the former image has become the preferred one. No wonder it is so begrudgingly entered, or so easily cast aside. Perhaps the solution, then, starts with reminding young people (and old) that commitment and fidelity are precious gifts, not curses."

— The Point contributor Travis McSherley, from "Revealing the More Excellent Way"