I don’t need marriage insurance.
I don’t need advice for “just in case” it doesn’t work out. People mean well. We live in the United States and the divorce rate is high – alarmingly, scarily, depressingly, sinfully high. Many people for multiple reasons choose to break the covenant that was made before God and witnesses to their marriage and to each other. I’m not saying that I don’t understand why well-meaning people who care about me (at least on some level) say things like this.
However, by doing this, they imply that divorce is an option. It is not. It’s not in my vocabulary as pertaining to my marriage. It is not what God has planned for my marriage. It is not what I need brought to the surface months into my marriage.
I refuse to think that way. I refuse to allow people to make me think that way. Know what I will do? Hold on to God. I will remember that my marriage is not about me, it’s about God. I will live in this Truth every day. I will fight for my marriage. I will fight for my new family. I will not succumb to what is popular in American culture. I will not begin to believe that it’s about what I want and how I feel.
It’s about God. His plan. His purpose. His glory. He hates divorce, so I will hate it too.
Everyone has a story. I’ve heard quite a few of them and I do not fault some people for their divorces. But I’m certain on where I am right now. I pray that others would stand by and with me in this.