Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Your turn: Jaci Velasquez's Divorce


After only two years of marriage, Christian recording artist Jaci Velasquez filed for divorce. She hasn't been very forthcoming with details except to say that "things just didn't work out." This is one of the biggest divorce cases in the Christian music industry since Amy Grant left musician Gary Chapman for country star Vince Gill.
What are your thoughts on this? Is divorce acceptable? A good witness?

My own two cents:
Marriage is a covenant between two individuals, one that is not meant to be broken. When you say "I do", it's for forever. You even mention that in your vows..."through sickness...till death till we part." And to say that "things just didn't work out"? Come on...marriage isn't easy. My Mom and Dad have been married for over 20 years, and while it isn't always roses and butterflies, they've made it work. It requires effort, a give and take. And it is so important. The Bible likens it to Christ's marriage to the Church...so how can we profane that image by divorce? It is a sacred covenant. That's why you've got to make the right decisions the first time...it's not as if you get a second chance. Marriage is till death...not till divorce.

1 Comments:

Blogger Full Quiver dad said...

I'm Eddie's dad and he is so right on! Overr 22 years of marriage my wife and I have had more than our share of disagreements, arguments...yeah, you know, fighting? The one thing that has helped keep us together is the vow, the covenant we made BEFORE we got married....Divorce is not an option. The Bible says a cord of three strands is not easily broken. A marriage between a man and a woman centered in Christ can withstand anything. But it takes courage...and commitment...and work. "It just didn't work out"? Come on, it sounds more like someone just didn't work...at their marriage that is.

9/22/2005 5:14 PM  

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