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The sanctity of marriage

Heb 13:4 "Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous." (ESV)I think the problem with the phrase "sanctity of marriage" is that people today have no idea what that word really means.  The word "sanctity" comes from the Latin root sanctus which means sacred or holy.  Sanctity is supposed to mean the state of being holy.  But even in our churches today we rarely use these terms.  Holy means; sacred, pure, morally blameless.  Holy is not only a state of something we are to be, it is the state in which God exists.  We are to strive to be holy because God himself is holy.  
1 Peter 1:16 "You shall be holy, for I am holy." (ESV)
But we do not like to talk about things like holy anymore.  We like to talk in terms of good and bad.  We try to live a "good" life but often make poor or "bad" choices.  We even go so far to as to label "bad…