Our society no longer remembers (or teaches) that marriage is to be a lifetime commitment. We have become a very selfish, self-centered society. It's all about us. If we aren't happy then we look for something that makes us happy with no concern for how many people we are hurting in the process. Pastor Stephan Nash explains the current mindset--and the solution (life-long commitment) so well in his article "America's Most Important Institution"posted on The Daily Rant . I have included an excerpt below. You can read the entire article here.