Married At First Sight Exploits Indecency

Love is a temporary madness; it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.

Louis de Bernières

Married At First Sight (MAFS) is a social experiment gone awry. It is now in the 10th season and has proven to be another farcical TV series filled with wannabe famous individuals vying for their 15 minutes of fame. Some of the participants could quite possibly be genuinely looking for the love of their life, yet the show exploits their deepest desires to increase ratings for profits. It is a cheap form of entertainment produced for yet another indiscriminate audience, ready to consume all the zombie box has to offer.

The show is predicated on the idea that so-called relationship experts are best able to increase the chances for people to find and commit to long-lasting, fulfilling relationships. However, within a controlled environment designed to cause drama for the purpose of increasing ratings and TV network ad revenue, it can hardly be surprising that of the 82 couples to have been chewed up and spat out, only one is stll married today.

Under normal circumstances, genuine couples committed to each other would do their utmost to protect their relationship. They would eliminate anything or anyone who would pose a threat to them. These steps alone can determine the success or failure of a marriage.

Let us put aside all the legitimate reasons why this show should be ignored by the masses, and look at the more esoteric reasons as to why it should be lying in shreds on the cutting room floor. Marriage originally was ordained by God. It was a covenant, (not just a contract) made between a man and a woman in the presence of God. Vows made between the two were sacred because words are powerful, they mean things, and there was a time when a man’s word was his bond. It was then sealed by the act of consummation. The first relationship expert was God. Adam and Eve didn’t get to choose, they didn’t get to “try before they buy”, they didn’t get to know each other first before deciding to “know” each other. They simply trusted God and understood the basic fundamentals of what it meant to be committed.

Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”

Genesis 2:18

MAFS makes light of all that’s sacred and leads others to do the same. It attracts a young, impressionable audience ready to be mind-raped. Marriage becomes a sideshow act that is negotiable based on the individual’s feelings. The audience is sold the lie that love means shopping around until we find the “perfect” one or that marriage vows can be made casually, then discarded when things get tough or the couple discover each other’s idiosyncrasies. The choice to love and stay committed through sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer or till death do us part, is thrown by the wayside and considered “old-fashioned”.

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

Hebrews 13:4

As for all the legitimate reasons for ignoring the show, the list is long, but I’ll keep it short. It is nothing more than a B-grade soap opera designed to lull a nation into passively living vicariously through others’ indiscretions. The masses use the show as an opportunity to gossip, complicit in participants’ desperation to find love or fame. It shamelessly exploits their personal lives, making public every indecency. The women seem to be botoxed to the eyelids, and excessively made up. They almost prostitute themselves for attention, scratching each other’s eyes out for a 2-minute spot in the limelight. It lays bare their every emotion, and mistake. Not to mention, it leaves one to question their genuineness about actually finding love. Take for example Harrison and Bronte. In episode 6, Harrison reveals he was seeing someone before joining the show.

The show reeks of insincerity and would be more credible if it took its participants’ needs more seriously. The “experts” or pseudo-scientists aren’t interested in actually seeing any of their guinea pigs find happiness, they just want the money. It tears at the fabric of society, ripping yet again, into the Godly, wholesome institution. A 10th Season indicates it is popular with the people which means we are way past the slippery slope, and already knee-deep in the anti-Christian quicksand. Don’t let this review tempt you into watching. Resist the temptation. You and your family can thank me later.

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