Maybe fewer marriages would end if more marriages began with fewer thoughts of the marriage ending.
Cute song though.
Back in the day, we never spoke of divorce. Murder, yes. But never divorce.
But as long as couples marry with the idea that when stuff gets tough divorce is an option, eventually it will be the only option.
BEGIN MARRIAGE COUNSELING SESSION
He may be an ungrateful jerk, but he’s your ungrateful jerk. Ephesians 5:22-24
Talk is cheap. Just like those flowers you bought. Ephesians 5:25-28
END MARRIAGE COUNSELING SESSION
Divorce is the bastard child of selfish desire. It is not a safety valve. No one is better off. And whether children are involved or not… destroys an intact family unit.
Maybe some should never get married in the first place. But the purpose of vows is to keep two together even when the Captain and Tennille cannot.
There may be many reasons to tie the knot… some just as selfish as the divorce to follow. But at the bottom of the list is giving the finger to everyone else.
Not that Chuck and Larry want to be knotted. What they want is what they cannot have and matrimony won’t give them: Acceptance.
Love is love?
Yeah well… a Buick may be a car but not all cars are Buicks.
The Welcome to Greece ᴘᴏᴄᴋᴇᴛ ᴛʀᴀɴsʟᴀᴛᴏʀ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʀᴀᴠᴇʟ ɢᴜɪᴅᴇ notes several different definitions for 𝐋𝐨𝐯𝐞, three of which are used in the Bible.
The 𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 clarified the deep selfless devotion found in the great Love Chapter as 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲, so that the word 𝐋𝐨𝐯𝐞 would not be confused by our modern-day sex-obsessed translations:
I Corinthians 13
2 And though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not a Buick, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor and have not a Buick… .
“Marriage Equality” just sounds like the chicken-scratch of New Math – the cross your fingers and hope that the addition of two like values will somehow equal the sum of two unlike values.
“What is truth?” asked Pilate (who did not wait for an answer).
Culture is not only mathematical, it’s double entry. The inclusion of new notions on the marital side of society’s ledger means something of value must be lost on the other.
But whatever “Marriage Equality” is or is not, nothing is be more destructive of marriage than divorce.
And though “gay marriage” and divorce are just empty pots at opposite ends of the marital rainbow, they do possess in common one dark thread: Neither is ordained by God.
Once Upon a Time…
Master blaster Jim Henson struck comedic stardust pairing a self-absorbed Hollywood starlet with a swampy banjo picker.
If want your square to be a square, then you need to let him wear his own pants.