Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Take a Stand and Stop Mocking Marriage

Ha! Do you find the calendar page funny? Did the thought for the day bring a chuckle? 


Since when and why did mocking marriage become a comedy instead of a tragedy?

My heart breaks for marriages.

My mother cautioned me against bad talk. "What you say is what you are." She warned. Her words ring true more so for married couples. Remember, you and your spouse are one flesh. The two of you became one on your wedding day. So, if you can't say anything nice about your spouse, well, you can't say anything nice about you.

"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, 
and the two will become one flesh. 
So they are no longer two, but one." Mark 10: 7-8

I'm done listening or reading or partaking in the abuse of marriage. I want to stand for marriage, not mock the sacred union created by God.

Will you stand with me?

Will you stand and walk away from any talk where a spouse is belittled?

Will you take a stand and not partake in the laughter of any conversation mocking marriage?

Will you stand and turn off media when the "entertainment" ridicules marriage?

Will you stand up for your spouse and focus on the good instead of remembering the bad?

Will you stand by your beloved and not give a wink or a flirtatious nod to another?

Will you stand alone and refuse to attend an after-hours office gathering without your spouse?

Will you stand firm in your commitment to your marriage?

Will you stand in a decision to never say a disrespectful word or think a disrespectful thought about your husband/wife?

Will you stand and promise to pray daily for your spouse and your marriage?

Will you stand to always cherish and never chastise your mate?

I sound like a radical.
 Well, I guess I am. 
  I see a radical shift against marriage in these days.

So, I stand to radically change the world's view of the sacred blessing God gave when He gave us the gift of marriage. 

Will you stand with me?

This Thanksgiving, let us all stand for marriage and family. Take a stand and thank God for every dear trait your loved ones display. Share your "I love you because . . . " with each person around your table and have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Will you take a stand for marriage? I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks.

Our lives know splashes of serenity when our words say blessings to those we marry,
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2 comments:

Jordan Durbin said...

Sweet Elaine,
I have been so guilty of this in the past! And my marriage has been kinda messy, which I don't think is a coincidence! I always justified my words with "well, it's true!"; not the same thing as loving and kind. But thanks be to God who gives us the victory! The Holy Spirit has just recently poured the light of His truth into my life, revealing so many of the damaging things I have done. I have committed to speak love and grace and apologies and kindness, whether or not it is ever reciprocated, and to not accuse and give reasons or excuses. I'm asking Jesus for a better marriage for Christmas and am dedicated to working hard on it!
Thanks so much for all your words of encouragement and inspiration!
Blessings!
Jordan Durbin

Elaine W. Miller said...

Wow Jordan! What a wonderful Christmas wish! I'm so glad the Holy Spirit has convicted and empowered you to use your words to uplift instead of bring down. You go, girl! Keep praying. Keep loving. Keep remembering your honey is not God. Keep standing for marriage! My love and prayers, Elaine

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