Friday, February 18, 2011

What is Wrong With My Generation?

My mom has six siblings who never divorced.  None of her childhood friends ever divorced.  Lots of them didn't have great marriages but they stuck it out until 'death do you part'

What happened between then and now?  In the church it is said that 50% of the marriages end in divorce.  Are our expectations too high?  I'm not sure what it is but it certainly is sad. 

Families are the foundation of a society and our society is crumbling, I think, because marriages are crumbling.  Divorce leaves so many scars in its path.  That is why I feel such a strong calling to be that "older woman" that "trains the younger women to love their husbands, love their children, etc." 

I think the older women have dropped the ball on this one.  Most of us never had an older woman who came alongside us and told us what loving our husband looked like.  We never had models of healthy marriages...couples who truly enjoyed each other's company, served each other, and laughed together. 

But God can start anywhere.  He is a God of new beginnings.  Marriages can be restored...

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
Titus 2:3-5