I am continuing this blog with the same theme as yesterday’s. Gossip. Sharing too much private information. Piling on with the negative. Two situations I bring to your attention. First one today; second one tomorrow.
First situation. Regarding “Eve”. I am in agreement that the Bible does give justification for divorce based on infidelity of a spouse. But the Bible also encourages forgiveness; I never have found that it prohibits forgiving one’s “straying” spouse. The following admonition would apply to any case where the couple are splitting, moving out, divorcing. (I will tell it from “Eve’s” side.)
Eve and Adam have had it. Eve locked the door; Adam went to his mom; Eve went to her best friend. She tells all the reasons she has split with Adam. All the problems: He spent money on a skateboard, leaves his socks on the sofa, never helps with housework, hangs out with his fishing buddies, wakes her before he goes to work. She is pretty sure she saw him wink at a co-worker! The story goes round—and round—and round. All her friends know what a heel he is because she told on him!
Adam is lonely. He comes to Eve begging for forgiveness. He even admits he did wink at Sally, but he promises never to do it again! He seems so sincere. Eve remembers all the reasons she loved him in the first place. She wants to put her arms around his neck and fall into his lap. BUT what would the girls think of her if she does that! She decides she just can’t face them if she takes him back. So they divorce. Why? Because she talked to much; she invested her whole “being” in negativism.
Sadly the “woke” culture is promoting “aggressive” womanhood. There is no stigma to divorce. A woman doesn’t need a man! The statistics on marriage, partnerships, abortions, loneliness, depression, suicide, poverty—I don’t know. I’m not going to research, but If you do have ways to prove me wrong, I would love to hear from you.
I have known a few couples who were able to “suck it up” admit they were each wrong and agree to remarry.
Well, I sort of got away from my original theme, that of talebearing. 😀