DYING WEDDING VOWS
Remember when “honor and obey” was a standard part of wedding vows? Then, the feminist movement said, “No way will I vow to obey my husband!” Today, you rarely hear a couple using this worthy vow to recognize and accept the roles and relationships God established in marriage (Genesis 2:22-24; 3:16; Ephesians 5:22-24; 1 Peter 3:17).
Now, “till death do us part” is also being rejected. More and more couples are opting for such preemptive phrases as “for as long as our love shall last,” “until our time together is over,” and “for as long as our marriage shall serve the greatest good” (“Till Death Do Us Part” is Dying Out, Jennifer D’Angelo, FoxNews.com, July 22, 2005). The rationale offered is, “Don’t make a promise you can’t keep.”
SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS WEEK
Vacation Bible School was again a rousing success. We had visitors from the community, and it was good to hear the children’s laughter as they learned about SUPER CHILDREN OF THE BIBLE. And the Adult Bible class Thursday and Friday nights talked frankly about faith, fear, and what we can do to build our faith and erase our doubts and fears. We discussed David and his faith that caused him to defeat Goliath, and knew that it came from time with God. Brothers and sisters, our children need to see our faith; it will be hard for them to grow in faith unless they see how important faith is to us! We need our children to grow from SUPER CHILDREN to SUPER ADULTS standing for the faith!Read more...