Monday, October 09, 2006

sad....

....... especially after such an amazing 'to love and to cherish' weekend.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Priscilla said...

Yeah....that is sad.

Tue Oct 10, 11:56:00 AM  
Blogger Nixter said...

very sad isn't it :(

Tue Oct 10, 11:58:00 AM  
Blogger Lara said...

I went to 2 weddings on the weekend. One was a Christian wedding - they vowed "until death or Christ's return". The other was a non-Christian wedding for a couple who have already been living together for 3 years. They also vowed "until death do us part" but I wonder how long it will last.

What is really depressing is that divorce rates in churches are just as high as in the rest of society. I think, anyway. At least, they're higher than I would have expected.

Tue Oct 10, 12:10:00 PM  
Blogger Nixter said...

I like that Lara 'until death or Christ's return' = nice!

It is depressing indeed.

Tue Oct 10, 12:29:00 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

They've got the whole thing backwards, don't they? What is marriage if it is not a vow? What is a vow if it's not serious? Crazy stuff... The promise is what makes you hang tough in the hard times. Not the feelings.

What would these same people write as "vows" that would be appropriate to make to their children when they are born? Why is it so hard to extend the same kind of commitment to another adult that you would to your child? Why is that contradiction so hard for the masses to see? You don't always feel love for you kids, but you are committed to them and that is hard but for some reason no one questions that commitment as not being worthwhile.

This topic obviously makes me mad.

Tue Oct 10, 12:29:00 PM  
Blogger Nixter said...

LOL I see that Tracy and it is good that it makes you mad, because it is not how God designed marriage to be. I know of Christian people who are divorced through some awful circumstances which were out of their control - it is very very sad.

I agree with you and wonder why it is so hard. People now go into marriage predicting that is might not work out, going into marriage because they 'know' divorce is an option if it doesn't work out and people sign prenuptual agreements which is kind of saying, "this might not work out and if it doesn't I am not giving you anything" - I don't get it.

I pray that God would continue to guard our marriages from the lies of Satan, that we might continue to be committed to one another and that Christ might always be at the centre of our marriages.

Tue Oct 10, 12:43:00 PM  

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