A Heavy Heart

 

Marriage is sacred.

Marriage is a holy union between one man and one woman.

Period.

Nothing more, nothing less.

"Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame." -Genesis 2:22-25

"Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” -Matthew 19:4-6

My heart is heavy and grieved, genuinely saddened when people defend, rule, legislate, promote, or argue for any thing other than what God has ordained.

There is a war, my Christian sisters, an all out battle on the sacredness of our marriages and for the minds of our children. If marriage in our society is no longer what God meant it to be, then what shall we teach our children? If we do not teach them the TRUTH of GOD's WORD, then society will teach them lies. We must remain steadfast and vigilant in "fighting the good fight" and defending the faith of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We must uphold Biblical standards in our homes, and in our communities, it is essential.

My heart is heavy over a situation I know of personally, where 3 little children are being raised by 2 women, who both proclaim to be mothers, together. Oh, sweet Jesus, my heart is heavy! I don't need to list the countless wrongs that will be learned, that will be taught, on purpose. I don't have to list the mounds of confusion these children will face as they struggle to go against the natural, God-given instincts they were born with. My heart cries out to the living God on behalf of the children!

Children are our future, the next generation who will lead, and teach, and train and bring up another generation. Oh, how great and heavy our responsibility is! If the evil one is free to attack our marriages, then our children are most certainly next on the list. We already see the attacks now, bold, open, and in plain sight. If we allow the attacks on our family, what will we have left?  If we just turn our heads and become indifferent, what are we really saying? If we shun those difficult conversations with our children, denying them the opportunity to discuss the truth, what will they learn? Confusion. Sin. Sadness. Unnatural behaviors.

We must protect our children, shield them, cover them in prayer. We must teach them the truth, even when it's hard and uncomfortable. "Train up a child in the way he should go . . ." (Proverbs 22: 6) includes training on topics that maybe "touchy," "controversial," "politcally incorrect" and the like. But our responsibility remains, all the same, to teach them right from wrong. My heart is heavy with the weight of responsibility.

So I will not be apologetic for this post, in encouraging other wives and mothers to protect their marraiges and families as defined by God. I will not be ashamed to be identified as woman who holds a bibilcal view of my marriage and my family. I will not be ashamed to teach my children the same.


"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile."
Romans 1:16

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18 comments:

  1. Great article Stacie. I completely agree with you.

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  2. Thanks, Debbie.

    You guys are in my thoughts and prayers today.

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  3. I whole-heartedly agree with you. It is a very difficult battle when Christians are constantly faced with non-believers who say stuff like:

    1. Not everyone believes in God, so you can't impose your faith on others.

    2. I know kids in those situations who are well-behaved and well-adjusted. (According to the world's standards, not God's, but since they don't believe in God....)

    3. You can't be intolerant like that. It's not their fault they're not heterosexual. Don't you know they're born that way?

    4. At least they love each other and provide a stable home. That's more than most heterosexual couples I know!

    5. You can't help who you love and they shouldn't be punished for it.

    It's so sad. So very very sad. We truly are a peculiar people in this fallen world.

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  4. I feel you and stand in agreement that christian families need to be protected. I wrote a post this week called protecting our families. I hope you stop by and comment. It shows just how deceitful the world is when we are trying to keep the world out of our homes, they invent ways to sneak it in and brainwash us.

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  5. Praise God for your stand! :) We need more Christian men and women to stand up like you.

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  6. Kate, thanks for stopping by.

    I agree, we are a peculiar people. We should be so peculiar, that there is no mistaking where we stand. . .we stand for the truth found in the Word of God.

    The things you've listed are nothing more than attacks on the very institution of marriage that God ordained.

    Thanks so much for commenting!

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  7. Hi Valencia,

    I actually read your post already. I couldn't believe it! I didn't finish watching the video because I was so shocked! I tell you what I did though: I checked a package of Skittles the last time I was at the store.

    It's a shame how satan has been allowed to run rampant in our society, even in the advertisement we see on TV.

    May we continue to seek God in the ways we must protect our families.

    Take care!

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  8. Hi Sherry,

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    God bless you and your family.

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  9. Bravo for taking a stand and speaking out! You are so right and my heart also breaks for children who have to grow up with gay parents. How confused they will be. The world says be tolerant, but God says be holy!

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  10. Anonymous,

    Thanks for commenting.
    God is so clear about marriage and what it entails. You are so right, God has called us to be holy. And being "holy" doesn't always fit in with what is popular.

    God bless!

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  11. yes. we shall be set apart...

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  12. MamaT,

    You absolutely right. . .

    Take care and thank you for visiting!

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  13. Hi Stacie,

    I agree wholeheartedly! Faith like yours is admirable and a blessing to me and others(: Take care friend!

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  14. Mrs. Gertha!! Hey lady.

    You are so kind, but to God be all the glory. Girl, this thing has been on my heart for the last couple of weeks. My Husband and I have been talking about it and then, just last week, our Pastor touched on it in his sermon on raising our kids the way we should according to God's word.

    Take care. I'll be heading over to "visit" your blog.

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  15. If I can be allowed, I will make a tiny argument. You write:

    "There is a war, my Christian sisters, an all out battle on the sacredness of our marriages and for the minds of our children. If marriage in our society is no longer what God meant it to be, then what shall we teach our children."

    Where is your outcry against evangelicals who divorce? They do so more than any other religious group- more than agnostics, Catholics,Methodists, more than atheists...

    The war is first and foremost there.

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  16. Hi Allie,

    You bring up an interesting point.

    While I don't know the statistics of divorce rates among various religious groups, I do agree that divorce is another tool that satan uses to attack marriages and families. I absolutely think that there is war going on there, as well.

    This post simply reflects the thoughts the Lord laid on my heart regarding heterosexual marriages specifically.

    Take care.

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  17. Amen, Stacy. Amen. The marriage IS under attack. Sadly, so...

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  18. Hey Sister T,

    It is SO EXTREMELY sad. We must pray that we can continue to be a light in this dark world. And we must pray protection over our families!

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