During the first service, my Pastor asked the question: Have we become jaded toward marriage? In my experience, that's the wrong question to ask. The real question is why have we become jaded toward marriage? Quite frankly it is because of the way it's sold to singles, especially us females.
I found this information flyer in my recovery files while I was purging for my move. Read over this and ponder it:
|Ok. I know that this technically is a scan, not a photo. :)|
Does this not sound like how marriage is presented? How many wives have you heard bragging about how they whined and pouted to their husbands to get their way? How many men have had to give up their God-given calling because their wives had a better plan than God? How many singles have you seen who felt the pressure of church society to get married and ended up hooking up with the wrong person? Hey I know he's a drunk and he sleeps around and beats her, but hey, she's married. She's one of us.
Is this what we really want to present to people? Is that what has become of a wonderful God-created covenant?
|It's Ray-Ray and Honey Boo-Boo|
When I was teaching, I was once asked What is the biggest obstacle to successfully teaching children? THEIR PARENTS! Just as marriage has become a co-dependent nightmare, children have become a commodity--mere chattel. Most of my students had good parents. Some didn't. So God called me to fill that gap. Unlike motherhood, it did not matter that there was no honor, no holiday for that. So the baby dedication was precious though I didn't even know the family. They are a part of our church family.
After church I went by the apartment to check on stuff and to give Mom her Mother's Day gift. Good thing. Two to my babies, who didn't know I was moving asked their mom to bring them by to see me. I got hugs, sugars, and a strawberry Dum-Dum sucker. These flowers were blooming in mom's yard. We didn't know their names. I looked it up. They are called Grassleaf Roselings. Gorgeous! Afterwards, Mama and I went to Captain D's.
|A beautiful evening after church|
A day that started with sadness ended with joy.