A granddaughter dancing with a new friend at a weddingTonight we will be attending a wedding between one of the young ladies at our church and a young man that she met in college. Weddings are wonderful events, beautiful celebrations of the love between a man and a woman. "Till death do us part," "For better or for worse," "In sickness and in health," "For richer or for poorer." Familiar words spoken oh-so-sincerely in the heat of romance. Unfortunately today more of these fairytale marriages end in divorce than not.
As for this particular couple, godly parents and a loving church family will hold their feet to the fire and encourage them as they set off on a life-long covenant with God and one another.
Yesterday I sat at the table with four young women and listened to their thoughts about "divorce recovery." I was saddened to think that there is a felt need for divorce recovery classes within the church. I fear that this has happened because the church has failed somehow when there are as many or more divorces among Christians as there are among those who do not claim the name of Christ. My prayer is that the church will once again strongly teach men to love their wives as Christ loved the church, to the point of being willing to die for them. And may they teach wives to respect and submit to their husbands, committing themselves to that holy contract of marriage for life. And may they hold them accountable to their vows.