Thursday, December 20, 2012

4 More Years!

"It's political, obviously!"

I have been married to my lovely wife, +Erin Jimenez for 4 years today. Specifically, the time of this post (12.20 PM) will coincide with the beginning of our wedding ceremony 4 years ago. 

Given the fact that this was an election year, I have been reminded of the uniqueness of our original wedding year in 2008. It was a leap year, Olympic year & Election year. Add to that, the year a dynamic duo joined marital forces.

This year, we also weathered the storm of a leap year, Olympic year & political year--all of which should probably give us a few months of extra marriage credit, no? I guess everyone goes through the same things.

What does all that have to do with Theology? Nothing. It has to do with Christian Living. Is marriage a political football? Yes! There is a thick, smarmy political fog embracing the marriage debate. It is a bumper-sticker fest of accusations, "stats, damnable stats & lies." (Samuel Clemens) Anyone who needs a platform can find a home on either side of the debate.

Am I, as the male Christian husband to my female wife, called to yell & scream with the loudest of them? Perhaps God requires me to engage in Facebook Faux Debates with friends who make abiblical assertions, burned bridges be damned.

No. My job is to be a good husband to my wife. I am to honor her & respect her & love her as Christ loves me. In doing so, I become an example to the doubting, unbelieving world. In this period of reflection on our marriage, I know that it has not been perfect. I know that I have failed her at points. But I'm glad that her heart is full of grace & forgiveness. 

I am glad for the past four years.
I look forward to future blessings.

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