I Call Marriage


What You Need To Know:

In “I Call Marriage,” talk about divorce causes Jack to be concerned about his own marriage to Rebecca. He surprises her with a romantic evening away where they reminisce about their newlywed years. In the future, Kate and Toby’s engagement takes a blow when Toby shows up at camp to surprise Kate, but she doesn’t respond as he hoped. Kevin continues to try to heal his relationship with his ex-wife, Sophie. Between mounting strains at work and his emotional struggle with his biological father’s declining health, Randall starts buckling under the stress. 

“I Call Marriage” focuses on the little decisions that either strengthen or weaken relationships. After hearing a man say his marriage fell apart because he and his wife stopped sacrificing for one another, Jack proactively strengthens his marriage by rekindling romance with Rebecca. Meanwhile, Kate is forced to ask herself why she’s trying to lose weight, and if that goal is causing strain for her relationship with Toby. Randall is forced to prioritize family or work and realizes that he can’t sustain both perfectly. This episode addresses marriage in a strong moral, redemptive manner, but some foul language and sexual references warrant strong or extreme caution.


(BB, C, LL, S, N, A, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
  Strong moral worldview with redemptive references to selflessness, trust, persevering in love, an emphasis on the value of family and children and a strong emphasis on the value of marriage;

Foul Language:
Nine obscenities, five profanities, a woman is briefly shown vomiting;

No violence;

  A couple makes out in a shower, a man mentions getting a hotel room, so he and his fiancée can fornicate, a man is said to have cheated on his wife, a man continues to proposition an engaged woman;

  Some upper male nudity, and a couple is implied to be naked in the shower together;

Alcohol Use:
  Mild alcohol content with people shown toasting various alcoholic drinks at a wedding reception, two couples drink wine at a restaurant, a man and a woman drink champagne;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
  No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
  Some anger, selfishness, divorce.


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