Sunday, December 5, 2010

What's Wrong with This Picture?

My daughters are going to their dad's tonight for their new blended-family Christmas pictures. I have lots of friends and family with blended families. This is not a new concept to me. It just feels really odd that my girls will be in a family picture without me!

I struggle with this perception: This man took a vow to be faithful to
only me, till death do us part. He slept with numerous women while we were still married (all the while pretending to be the good husband). Now he skips off into the sunset with a new wife and family. Something is truly wrong with this picture.

And it's not just me. I see this happening in today's society all too often. People are throwing away their marriages with a casual toss at the slightest sign of boredom or problems. Where is the commitment? Are there none that are faithful and want to work out their problems anymore in this day and age?

5 comments:

Miracoli said...

Except for Austin Powers on the left and Mini Me standing in the middle, there is nothing queer about the picture, IMHO

Anonymous said...

There is hope! I know I've only been married a year and a half, but I know there are people out there(including myself and my husband) who truly are commited to being married - forever. To show our commitment, we did not have sex until after we were married. This is not some trial run or anything. We are in it for the long haul. I'm not trying to boast, I just wanted you to know there is hope.

Mary Jo said...

Thank you, Anonymous. It's nice to know that there are real men who know what commitment is and are faithful not because they have to, but because they WANT to. I appreciate your comments. May God bless you with many long years "till death do you part!"

Denise said...

Marriage is incredibly challenging, and you have to be committed to make it last for any length of time. Men are incredibly weak when it comes to temptation of the flesh. I wonder why God made them so weak in this area?

Abo said...

Happens to most families but then stay strong:)