It’s no secret that religion in Hollywood can be scarce. From immodest photo shoots to movie scenes that would make His head spin – there’s more sin in the city than respect. Despite all of these glaring issues, marriage is unfortunately an even bigger problem.
As divorces run rampant, relationships rarely honor the guidelines laid out in the Bible. However, there’s one Hollywood A-lister who’s trying to change that with his own marriage!
In an interview with GQ, Matthew McConaughey revealed that marriage wasn’t something he and his wife, Camila Alves, took lightly.
After a long courtship, months of contemplation and hours of discussion with their pastor, the couple decided that if they were to be married, it would be proper in the eyes of the church.
Matthew explained this idea of a traditional marriage further:
“I had to get to the point where I saw it as more than just the thing to do. I wanted to really want to. You know, I didn’t want it to be a destination; the fun is that we’re on the adventure together.”
“So I spent a lot of time with her. We talked about it spiritually. We did a lot of reading and talked to a lot of people that had been divorced, a lot of people that had been happily married. We talked to our pastor.
In the end, our understanding was, Let’s go make a covenant, with you, me, and God. And let’s understand that this is not a destination, this is the beginning of an adventure that we’re taking together.”
Even though most Hollywood actors don’t respect the idea marriage, Matthew and Camila are determined to carve their own path! The example they set will hopefully be followed by generations of stars to come.
See Camila earn her United States citizenship in this heartwarming video!
Matthew and Camila are both the messengers of God in a city where He has little respect. Hopefully more stars follow suit and honor biblical marriage in the same way!