Monday, January 13, 2014
Call Me Mrs. Old Fashioned
Happy Monday everyone! A new day and a new lovely week to recommence the blogathon! Today’s prompt is a fun one: rant about something.
I was not sure what I was going to rant about today until I happened upon another girl’s blog over the weekend. She was writing about marriage. Overall she had a lot of good things to say, but her premise just set the fire inside of me because she felt that the traditional or “old fashioned” way of doing things is no longer relevant in our society.
I happen to be an individual with very strong convictions in regards to family and marriage. God created this wonderful union between a husband and a wife because we complete one another. Yes, we drive each other crazy on occasion. But what would life be if you didn’t feel a little crazy sometimes?
This particular blogger was pointing out that fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. Therefore she felt that those who enter into marriage should not have a big wedding and spend money until they have been together ten years. Essentially, skip the whole “marriage” thing entirely. I am not saying that I think it is a good idea to get in debt over a wedding… but really, what sense does it make to stay together for ten years to see if you will make it in your marriage. Where is your commitment? So the first ten years of your relationship you have a back door with an “out” just in case he is particularly irritating?
What is so great about our society these days that we throw all of the wonderful, Christian founded principals out the window for the sake of being “old fashioned?”
It is almost as if individuals wander into marriage with their fingers crossed hoping to be part of the fifty percent that do make it.
I feel like I should be talking to Charlotte from Pride and Prejudice to retort her belief that "happiness in life is entirely a matter of chance you know." Happiness in life and success in marriage is not chance, or fate, or the happily ever after feeling. No, the success comes down to something far more tangible – you.
Call me old fashioned but (second to my walk with the Lord) my marriage, my husband, and my home, are number one priority in my life. It is not my job, school, hobby, ministry, or anything else of import in life. Because the importance of everything else fades away in comparison to this wonderful gift God has given me. A companion to walk though life with. Forever. For what God has joined together, let no man separate.
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