Friday, June 13, 2008

When the Vow Breaks

Today’s article is a rarity.  I generally write the articles for this list but every now and then one really hits home and I’ll forward it. This is one of those articles.  No one alive remembers what it means to live in a country where the Bible is truly respected.  A local reporter (Wichita, Ks) in 2004 did a local average on divorces and they hit 70% in 2002.  I.E. 70 divorces for every 100 marriages. By way of contrast, once upon a time, long, long ago…. In 1870, there was only one divorce for every 34 marriages. 
 Times have changed.  All of us, even the innocent, have been affected by all this.  Even those with godly happy homes have not escaped the pain. For example, my little sister was murdered over a divorce gone awry. The human heart truly needs it’s creator! This article below puts a human face on one of the great tragedies of our time.  

Yours in Christ,
Jerry Blount


When the Vow Breaks
By Wilson Adams

            I am divorced. Like the alcoholic who finds the courage to stand at his first A.A. meeting and admit what he would rather hide and deny, well, that's me. It's not easy writing those words or even admitting them to myself.

            You may wonder why it is that big of a deal. After all, many marriages end in divorce and it is a common thing for people to talk in flippant tones about an ex-husband or wife as if they were speaking about a once-loved vehicle they have traded in on a newer model. I hate that. My view of marriage is one of permanency—one man and one woman "until death do you part" (Romans 7:2-3). I learned, however, a valuable lesson along the road of life—you cannot make some-one else remain committed nor can you make him / her do what is right. You can, however, control yourself.