The divorce rate in our beloved country is over 50%. They’re more Apple products in homes than there are married couples. Children born after 1990 have a 70% chance of being raised in a home with a single parent.
Is marriage valued?
Is marriage respected?
Is marriage still what most single men and women aspire to?
My answer to all these questions would be YES!
Today, tomorrow and until I wait on my wife to walk down the aisle, the answer will be YES! My first novel was about marriage, I write about it often and I talk about it even more. I do these things because I respect it, because I believe that my life won’t be complete until I get a wife.
There’s one thing about me that no woman I’ve dated will ever argue. When I’m in I’m all in and when I’m out I’m out. I’m this way because I know me and I know that once my heart is involved leaving becomes incredibly difficult. It’s difficult because once I’m invested I’m going to believe everything she says, everything she does and everything she stands for. If she tells me that guy that called is just her friend, I’ll trust that. If she tells me she’s pregnant or sick I wouldn’t have a doubt as to who’s child that is or whether or not I’m going to be at the hospital with her.
I grew up with my grandparents and I saw my grandmother never want for anything; I saw my grandfather go to work every day and even days when he didn’t work he was outside fixing a car or messing with a fence or roof. I’m a good man because I take after him and what I saw.
So when I think of marriage I don’t think of divorce rates or whether or not we’ll have separate bank accounts. I think about having someone in my life that I’ll share every single secret with. Someone that will look at me every morning and want to make love to me before we go to work. Marriage is perfect to me because it’s imperfect.
I’m such a romantic and days like this when the rain is falling and I’m tired and wet all I want to do is go home to someone waiting on me. Or maybe go pick her up because she hates driving in this sort of weather. Marriage matters because God didn’t create us to be alone and a man that’s found a wife has found a good thing.