What A Difference A Day Makes … How Our Society Has Changed
Holy Scripture plainly states that God sanctions marriage between one man and one woman.
The world today looks a lot different than it did 50 years ago. If you happen to be 25 years of age or younger, then 50 years seems like a long, long way off. It seems so far off, why give it much thought, says you. On the other hand, if you have reached your 50th birthday or higher already, then you may wonder, “Where did the time go?” Either way, time stands still for no man.
I happen to be in the later category of “mature gentlemen” and reached manhood in the mid 1960s. That was the time when my generation had all of the answers to our society’s problems and shortcomings and we were determined to correct the mistakes that our parents and grandparents had made and create a better world for everyone. Yeah! Right! The only problem was that no one had a clear idea or plan on how to go about initiating that monumental task. It seems that making changes was easier said than done.
During the 1960s there were basically 2 schools of thought. There were those who were aware of our country’s shortcomings and honestly wanted to take strides to make this a better place for all. The biggest problem was, where do we start? It seemed like everything that was tried on paper somehow failed to manifest properly when it came to producing positive results in reality. Try, try again and again … there did not seem to be any logical workable solutions, only one bad idea after another.
Those individuals who were lawless anarchist and craved destruction and chaos held the second school of thought. These were society’s criminal element and they were determined to make a bad situation worse.
This was the time when “moral decay” began to manifest into our society. It started with removing prayer from our public schools, then abortion, same sex marriage and the list goes on, like falling dominoes.
Those of us who lived through those turbulent times and are now on this side of history should have a better perspective concerning the causes and effects our previous actions / apathy had in impacting the current situations we now face as a nation. History has shown what was right and what was wrong. People who were sincere in making changes to our society have been absorbed into the “system”, and those who were anarchist have been incarcerated or are no longer on this planet. Enough said on that subject.
Tips On Maintaining A Solid Marriage
- My beautiful and caring wife and I will celebrate 30 years of marriage on June 2, 2014. I can honestly say that it has been a learning experience for the both of us and I have just started my journey. (smile)
- This is my first and only marriage and the second marriage for my wife. One benefit I found in my favor was that I waited until I felt I was mature enough to consider marriage. It also helps to wait on God to send you the right mate. You will know when it is right.
- It is important to believe in God and His Word and that you and your mate are on the same page concerning this most important item. It is important to have a solid foundation in place to build upon.
- If you are a true believer in the doctrine of Jesus Christ then you should strive to be obedient to His teachings and not focus on self. With practice it is very easy to put the other person’s interest above our own. When selfishness is put to rest, you might be surprised how smoothly your life becomes with the other person. For some reason it seems the more I do for my wife out of love, the more she wants to do for me … amazing!
- There will always be differences between men and women and potential for arguments to brew. Usually arguments start over something “small.” Remember what my Grand Pa Kinder left me with, “Don’t let it bother you ’till it do.” and “It don’t matter if it don’t matter.”
- Also, try to “think twice before you speak once.” I am still working on this one and maybe I will get it right while I am still on this side of Heaven.
- There will be times when you may need a little inspiration concerning your marriage and I have always found reading this scripture (Proverbs 31:10-31) helps me to put things back into perspective.
It may be true that nothing is perfect, however, that does not mean we have to stop trying.