Standing Against The Crowd

I took the plunge last weekend and took some time away from technology. Instead of having my face planted to a computer, I spent some time with my husband. Let me tell you, we had a great time. We didn’t leave the house. We stayed at home, drank coffee and chatted most of the day away. We talked about dreams and things that were driving our curiosity. It was like in the days that we were dating.

In this day and age, many couples romance each other at the dating stage, but once the honeymoon is over, they start to separate from each other. Work, kids, the worries of life, and social time start to take over and our significant one becomes insignificant all of the sudden.

In this day and age, it’s so much easier to get a divorce versus my grandmother’s time. My grandmother told me that back then, you had to have substantial proof in order for a judge to grant a divorce. Now, a person can just print off a document from the internet, fill out the questions, and the judge just signs without the need of proof or anything.

Marriage has become cheap in a lot of people’s eyes. We live in a day and age that if you aren’t happy, you are told that it’s just fine to get a divorce or just find someone on the side to make you happy.

That’s why, on that weekend, my husband and I spent time together. It was a way of reinforcing that bond that we pledged to over two years ago. Last weekend was us taking a stand against the crowd that our marriage wasn’t going to be cheap. “Divorce” is not a word in our dictionary.

In the Bible, I’m reminded of Enoch. It says in the book of Genesis that Enoch walked with God. Because of his walk with God, he was spared of experiencing death and taken up to the heavens. Enoch chose to walk with God when he could’ve went with the crowd. He could have chose to be ungodly, but he didn’t. He lived believing in God and walking in the path of righteousness.

With my husband and I, we could choose to have a marriage like the world says we should, but we don’t. We chose to live in a marriage as God intended it to be. We are choosing to live with a set standard of morals that strengthens our relationship. We don’t look to the world for our answers, but from the Bible and other Christian couples who understand the things that go on in a marriage.

What about you? Are you going to live in a relationship that you’ll throw away when hard times come, or are you going to stick through it? I challenge you to throw away the ideas that the world has of marriage and look into what God says about marriage. Find out ways through your studies and by talking with your spouse on what will help strengthen your relationship. Take a pledge to stand against the crowd because in the end, it really doesn’t matter what the crowd thinks. The crowd can’t bring you happiness.

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