There is an old saying when trading stocks: “Marry your first wife.” The joke is simply you should not marry the stocks you own and be ready to sell them if necessary. Of course, it makes sense too that your marry your first wife only. Divorce is financial suicide in so many ways. First, you can start by splitting your assets and giving half away to someone you now can’t stand. Second, the pain of divorce and broken families is passed down for generations both psychologically and financially.
I’ve been married to my first wife for over a decade and hopefully, and with a lot of work, it will be death that parts us in many decades to come. See, my wife and I believe in biblical marriage. Not because we are bigots or hate people like the left tells us, but because we entered into a holy covenant witnessed by God himself.
God’s design for marriage was for it to be a holy covenant.
For what reason? Because the Lord has been witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously though she is your companion and your wife by covenant. (Malachi 2:14)
A covenant is an agreement and a vow one person makes with another. And not just any agreement… this is a solemn vow before God. We need to realize that the consequences of breaking a covenant we made before God are very serious and sobering (Proverbs 6:20-29). Once we understand this, then we realize that leaving the marriage is not an easy option for us.
But here’s the deal, while the world is telling us we can be sexually free, choose any kind of marriage, and divorce when marriage becomes difficult, the truth is that in addition to the biblical reasons for marriage, there are many reasons for the government to promote and support biblical marriage!
The Heritage Foundation concludes:
Tragically, family breakdown, including the decline in marriage and the rise in unwed childbearing and divorce, leave children in fragmented families and at significantly greater risk for poverty and other negative outcomes that can hinder their opportunity to thrive.
Strong marriage produce strong families. Strong families are the fertile ground that competent, successful adults grow out of. Marriage must be included when dealing with racial and income inequalities.
Unfortunately, the gay agenda is the just the most recent attack on families, and it is time for us to reorganize, and focus on foundational values that support marriage, families, and society.