Or... Why divorce is such a horrible sin!
Depth, Memories, and Roots
By David J. Stewart
Mark 10:9, “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
A marriage over time takes on depth of devotion, establishes meaningful memories, and develops strong family roots. This is precious in the eyes of God. This is God's intended plan for mankind. Our modern barnyard morality society has redefined marriage merely as a living arrangement between two people (not necessarily even male and female). It is tragic. A marriage is between one man and one woman, and is a lifetime commitment that is never to be broken, except by death. Thus, to divorce is a sin.
It is easy for wicked people to recommend and encourage a divorce when they've never even met the person they are destroying. It is easy for someone to recommend a divorce when they have no depth of devotion, nor meaningful memories stored in their mind, nor any family roots which have grown deep over the decades. They just carelessly and recklessly chop away at someone's life without any regret nor remorse.
It is so easy for people (whether it be a religious leader, an acquaintance, a counselor, or a social worker) to say “divorce, divorce, divorce,” when they do not have a memory of over 100 guests who were present on one's wedding day. It's easy for people to recommend divorce when they didn't participate in the hundreds of barbeques, dozens of Christmases together, hundreds of family gatherings, thousands of photos, hundreds of birthday parties, and all the memories and depth of life that is built into a marriage over the years. How precious they all are!
It is easy to tell someone to quit and abandon one's spouse permanently in divorce, to satisfy someone's hateful agenda; yet they weren't there for the thousands of meals shared by that husband and wife over the years, and all the hundreds of walks through the park holding hands, and all the precious moments shared throughout a marriage. To the people who recommend divorce, they have no recollection of a marriage and family that was never theirs. They are tampering in someone else's life. They are treading on holy ground.
They are quick to tell a wife or husband to divorce; but they weren't there for all the fun snowstorms shared together, a child's first snowman, fond memories of children running back-n-forth through the house having fun, the trips to see all the Christmas lights downtown each year, and all the fun times lighting off fireworks on the 4th of July. They have no depth of memories nor roots, so it's easy for them to help cause a divorce. What do they care, they have no investment to lose, no roots to damage, no memories to burn, no depth of love to crush.
They have no memories, no depth of meaning, nor roots because they are meddling in someone else's marriage. They cold-heartedly and carelessly encourage and do everything in their power to cause a divorce, for no other reason than to satisfy they're own hateful pride and wickedness that wants to hurt an individual, to teach them a lesson. They have absolutely no regard for the family they are destroying. Truly, the thief cometh only to STEAL, KILL, and DESTROY (John 10:10).
People are quick to give BAD ADVICE because it doesn't adversely affect them in any way. It won't cost them a dime. It won't keep them up crying and worrying at night. It won't leave them sad and heartbroken. They won't lose their retirement savings and home. They won't be dragged into court. They won't become a weekend parent. They won't suffer any loneliness. They won't be made to suffer for the rest of their life. They won't weep bitter tears of loss and sorrow. They won't suffer one iota; yet they are so quick to say divorce, divorce, divorce!
I simply wrote this article to make you think, to remind you that people find it so easy to throw away a marriage... someone else's marriage. The greatest business in the world is to MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!!! The people who tamper in other people's matters wouldn't want anyone tampering in theirs. Jesus taught The Golden Rule in Matthew 7:12, which is to do unto others as we would have them do unto us. Love thy neighbour as thyself.
Look, your friend may value your friendship; but they didn't fall in love with your spouse, get married, have children, and plan a lifetime together. People only think about themselves. Your friend needs a bridge partner on game night or a fishing buddy, so they couldn't care less if they trash out your marriage and drive your loved one to an emotional breakdown or suicide. They have no emotional connection with your spouse, so how could they possibly make the right decision for you? Do you see what I am saying? No one cares about your loved ones except you! They are your own, don't betray them.
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