photo by: Shirley/Pearl Harbor/August 2004
Got Math?
Originally written 25 Sep 09
posted 25 Sep 09
Marriage = Unavailable

It’s a simple equation, really.
However, it seems like there are MANY in this world who just do not get it!

This issue has always been a tender spot for me.  I watched my dad cheat on my mom for years before we finally escaped his iron fist.  I walked out of the theater when the heroine of a certain movie replied to her soon-to-be lover’s comment of “I’m married” with an “I don’t care”-type comment and then she jumped on him.  It was sickening to my fiancé and I so we left.
I’ve seen infidelity crumble marriages and crush hearts.
It’s a truly destructive force.

I have wondered how to handle this issue in writing.  I do not want to personally attack anyone with my words.  However, I cannot and must not remain silent!  There are serious consequences for breaking the marriage covenant.  A covenant is far more weighted than a mere promise.  It’s a permanent bond…meant to never be broken.  Our culture treats it so flippantly and teaches others to do the same and mocks those who believe differently.

But what does our Ultimate Authority say about it?
Our Creator God will face each one of us individually and ask for an accounting of our own words and actions.
It’s not wise to ignore Truth.

When our married friends stray from their covenant relationship or our single friends pursue someone who’s already bonded with someone else, we should help them correct their misguided steps, not react with laughter, winks and nudging.  I’m sorry…but that is not a loving action.
It’s not only unloving…it’s also very dangerous.

“Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.”
Hebrews 13:4

Marriage is not a joke and should not be taken lightly.
God thinks so highly of the marriage relationship that he uses it
to describe his relationship with the church.

It’s a covenant relationship…
to be based on honor, trust, devotion, and sacrificial love.

It was NEVER meant to be disposable, disrespected, nor disregarded.

Tread lightly my friends…and keep your feet on solid paths.

The permanent consequences are far more costly than the temporary pleasure.

You cannot escape them.

God will not be mocked!*

*Galatians 6:7
“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked.  A man reaps what he sows.”

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