Friday, July 22, 2005

'Til Death Do Us Part'?

Our wedding vows had 'til death do us part' in them, and we honestly meant every word. But, reading articles at The Narrow and on, it seems that this part of the wedding vows is becoming less and less a part of the vows used by couples today.

In our society today, marriage is becoming less important. Seems many think it is okay to live together to see if 'it takes' ..... then, get married. Or, perhaps they never marry at all; why commit to one another?

God made Eve from Adam's rib, so that he would have a helpmate, and not be lonely. I gather from this that God meant for man and woman to be together all their lives. Sin crept in; togetherness must have taken a toll on the lives over the years. 'Thus, we now have marriage becoming unimportant in the lives of people today'. So, 'til death do us part' is no longer acceptable by some; it must be 'as long as we love one another' or maybe, 'until we get tired of each other'.... or perhaps, 'until someone better turns up'. Divorce seems to be the acceptable rather than avoidable, even among Christians. And, then, that is 'death' to the marriage!

I suppose that means Tammy Wynette's 'Stand By Your Man' is no longer relevant.


Kerry said...

"Till death do us part" in wedding vows of today need to be replaced with "until we get tired of one another and get a divorce". It seems that people feel like divorce is just one of those things that happen. Many couple of today do not seem to be committed to their marriage like the couples of my childhood (you and Dad, some aunts and uncles, etc).

Leslie and I have been together 10+ years now and we have had some issues, but nothing worth divorcing over. That hardest thing that any person has to get past in a marriage is their own pride and selfishness. If they can do that, then the marriage will go along way.

Marriage is not 50-50. It is 100-100!

Barbara said...

You had grandparents together for 67 and 55 years. And, back then, they had lots more kids to take care of!

But, the one thing I remember is what your Dad said when we were building our house: If you can live with someone through building a house, you can live with them through anything.

I do believe, too, that self plays a big part in the divorces of today. They are unable to forgive and forget - or even forgive!