With regard to the governance of the personal relationship, I have learned that I do not agree with the manner in which the families and entities within SCECS attempt to govern the personal relationship through the SCECS Accepted Marriage.
With specific application to the personal relationship, when I consider the on-going cultural argument and debate, it becomes clear that entities within SCECS are vying to control the governance of the personal relationship.
In my course of experience, I have come to accept that SCECS is practically and functionally incapable of coming to have a universal agreement of governance for the personal relationship.
Because it is not possible to appeal to the Scriptures for a singular definition of the personal relationship or singular method of governing the personal relationship, just as it is not possible to appeal to anthropological history for a singular definition of the personal relationship or singular method of governing the personal relationship.
Additionally, I have come to believe the only governing party over the personal relationship should be the individuals within the personal relationship.
In coming to accept those things, I have chosen to divorce myself from the manner in which SCECS involves itself in governing the SCECS Accepted Marriage, whereby SCECS imposes its values and belief structure on the personal relationship through the SCECS Accepted Marriage.
Therefore, I divorced myself from attempting to work with SCECS to come to an agreement on details (definitions, developments, understandings, accountabilities, and/or responsibilities) of the personal relationship, and how to govern the personal relationship.
Instead, I return to a time-honored western approach to the personal relationship, and an approach that is biblical. That approach to governing the personal relationship: the Private Contract.
The beauty of the governance of the United States is that it permits all types of Private Contracts.
Another beauty of this is that no individual, no family, and no entity within SCECS can redefine, redevelop, re-understand, re-assign accountabilities or responsibilities, and/or terminate the Private Contract that Mary and I write.
The only ones who can redefine, redevelop, re-understand, re-assign accountabilities or responsibilities, and/or terminate the Private Contract that Mary and I have is Mary and me working together as governing partners over our Private Contract.
That means Mary and I have governing authority over our Private Contract, which grants us the creative freedom to govern our relationship in a manner that helps us navigate the course of our life and the growth of our personal relationship.