Friday, November 11, 2011

Thoughts on Marriage

Has anybody else been disgusted lately with the world's view of marriage? Kim Kardashian was married for a whopping three months and then it just wasn't "the fairy tale she had hoped for". Are you kidding me!? Then, this morning I was on my Facebook and a girl I went to high school with announced her divorce - she had gotten married this summer. They apparently had "problems they couldn't get over or change so they went their separate ways". I'm not judging their situations, it just makes me so sad. Marriage shouldn't be something that you can just brush your hands off and walk away from. It's a commitment you've made to stick through it, through the fun honeymoon period but then through the real life crap that happens. I don't claim to be an expert, I've only been married for a year (and a half!) and we've had our rough patches. It's not always rainbows and butterflies... (name that song) You do need to work hard and make some sacrifices. When Zac and I got married my dad told me that marriage requires complete selflessness and it took a little while but I understand that now.  Grr. Just, ugh. Like I said, no judgement on anybody's decision on what is right for them but MARRIAGE IS A SACRED THING. End of rant. Commence reading of church talks. 

And now, just for good measure, a picture of me and Zac, because I want to. 

* Just as a side note, I grew up with parents that were divorced. I really do understand that there are situations where divorce happens and it's ok. I now have a big, amazing family complete with a step-mom that rocks my socks and I'm grateful that she is a part of my life. She is a positive side effect of divorce. My dad & Melissa's marriage is an outstanding example to Zac & I.