Love And Marriage

Good morning!

I was scrolling through Facebook the other day and came upon an interesting article entitled, Why Modern Relationships Are Falling Apart So Easily Today.

I’ve failed myself at marriage more than once and find dating in this decade very different than years gone by, so it caught my attention, and I decided to read it. Maybe it could enlighten me on what I am doing wrong.

My parents were married over fifty years before my mother’s death. I was brought up in an era where love and marriage went hand in hand, kind of like the old Frank Sinatra song. Love and Marriage. You probably knew it better as the theme of the sitcom,  Married With Children. Its lyrics even clearly tell you, You can’t have one without the other.

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That article that I read did more than enlighten me. It saddened me. Unfortunately that’s not how many in our society operate anymore. Love and marriage are almost a thing of the past to many. Many no longer care to invest what it takes to make a relationship work. They want everything the easy way, and want it now. They are no longer looking for love, only excitement and thrill in life. They don’t want partners for life, just someone to make them feel good in the here and now. Everyone is too busy chasing their materialistic dreams to have time for love. Relationships are nothing more than convenience these days.

Thanks to the social media people would rather spend an hour online with a hundred people than spend a day with just one. They’d rather just meet people than get to know them. They hop into relationships at the slightest attraction and jump out the moment they find someone better. They want perfection in a partner. As humans, that’s unrealistic and they are left sadly disappointed. So they move on to the next victim.They’re the hook-up-break-up generation. Sex outside marriage or even relationships isn’t considered taboo anymore. Social acceptance has overruled God’s word.They have sex first and then decide if they want to love someone. Sex comes easy, loyalty does not. Hearts are broken. Lives are torn. The solution is to live a lifestyle of being too guarded to let anyone in.

It’s become a sad state of affairs. No pun intended. 

I encourage each of you to look back at your parent’s and grandparent’s way of life. Love ruled. Love and marriage was sacred. Respected.

Open your bible. Open your eyes and your hearts. Society may be changing, but God’s word is not. Let’s all bring back love as God intended it. And why not hum a few bars of Frank’s hit while your at it? 🙂

However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
Ephesians 5:33

Love and laughter,

Sandy

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