While reading the morning local news, I came across an interesting story. A man that had come back from the Iraq war did not go home to his wife and 5 children. He met and married another woman. The first wife found out about his marriage when her mother saw him getting married on a Valentine's day wedding special. The first wife then proceeded with filing bigamy charges against her husband. Sadly enough, this isn't the weirdest part of the story. The criminal charges against her husband were dropped. His attorney claims that the husband has post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) and did not think he was married. Let me explain that statement for you. His first wife and he were in the process of getting a divorce, but decided to work things out for the kids. The husband claims his PTSD did not allow him to remember the "reconciliation" part, therefore he went on with his life. At this time, the man is married to two women until one of them files for divorce.
I have mentioned in my other blogs how disappointing our society has become. The "throw away" mentality is destroying our lives. In our marriage vows we make a covenant agreement before our heavenly Father. That part in the marriage ceremony when you repeat what the person performing the marriage says and then say "I do". That would be the vow! I believe the statements where you agree to the " better or worse , in sickness and in health, in richer and poorer"are the parts of the vow people forget.
I've been married 23 yrs, and trust me when I say we have had the worse, poorer and sickness part in our marriage. Those things just don't seem to matter, because you know that there will be the better, richer and health part. If it wasn't for the hard times we wouldn't appreciate the good times. Marriage is work and you have to put into it what you want out of it. It's about serving another person before yourself. It's not what can you do for me, it's what can I do for you. Where did our idealogy change? When will we come back to a foundation?
We are raising up another generation with the "throw away" mentality. At some point we need to realize we are responsible for the moral destruction of our society and go back to the ways of old. When your word meant something. So next time you speak, remember someone might hold you accountable for what you say.