One of the non-perks of being the Familyman is that I see first hand the destruction of families. It usually looks like this: I speak at a church, camp, or group and then within a few months I get an email from a dad or mom that states, “We saw you last summer…but we’re not married anymore.”
I hate those emails. Not that I’m shocked, because marriage is hard!!!! It’s hard to live with someone who doesn’t act and feel like you. If you think I’m talking about other marriages I’m not. Marriage is hard in my house, too!!!! If it was just about two people that would be bad, but marriage is not about two people. It’s about family, friends, the entire body of Christ, even the world. Marriage is in danger…and we’re the ones who have weakened it!
So I’m starting a movement…at least I think I am. I’m going to try anyway. I think it’s time we raise our hand and said, “I’m staying married.” Let’s not pretend that it’s easy or that we always have to smile or even like each other, but we’re staying married.
Husbands need to take the lead and shout it from the battle field of family, “I’m staying married.” Come Hell or high water…I’m staying married. I’m doing it for my kids, my grand children…and my future great, great, great, great, grandchildren. I’m staying married because I said I’d love my wife ’till death do us part. I’m staying married because my children need me to stay married. I’m staying married because my wife needs me to. I’m staying married because God needs me to show the world what marriage looks like so that they can know how much God loves his bride.
Others may redefine marriage, lessen it’s value, or refuse to accept it, but I’M STAYING MARRIED!!!!!
I mean forever. No matter what. I may be neglected, hurt, and betrayed, but I’m staying married. I can’t do it without God’s help…but I’m staying married.