Coronavirus Pandemic: Remember Your Vows

During this time of uncertainty, because of the coronavirus, COVID-19, we do not know what will happen from one moment to the next. The only thing we can do is pray. We should be doing that anyway, but we need it now more than ever. Spouses, we should be praying together. We should also be praying for each other, our kids, family, and friends.

The main thing is during this time of uncertainty please remember your wedding vows. For a lot of us, those wedding vows stated these words: “I, take thee, to be my wedded husband/wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, according to God’s holy ordinance; and thereto I pledge thee my faith [or] pledge myself to you.” Hopefully, when most of us said these words, we meant them.

However, even the strongest marriage goes through some tests, at some point. Most of the tests involve some parts of that vow. We may have forgotten to love and cherish each other. A spouse or child being sick may cause stress to the household. Forgetting to love and cherish each other, as well as sickness, causes their own set complications. Nevertheless, one of the biggest problems I have seen with some of the best marriages is when the house comes under financial distress.

This coronavirus outbreak can cause many families to go under financial distress. COVID-19 is causing a lot of travel, events, schools, businesses, etc. to close down. This means people are out of work. Not everyone has the luxury of working from home. Many people go out day to day working a 9 to 5 that is barely enough to keep life going.

Let’s face it many families are one paycheck away from losing everything they have. When people are under stress from finances they tend to start taking it out on the person that they love. Fingers start to be pointed. People saying, “You could have done this or you could have done that.” When actually they are worried and don’t know how to handle the stress that comes with it.

None of us want to feel financial stress, but the reality is at some points because of certain things such as the coronavirus we may feel them. We said for “Richer or Poorer,” and we have to remember that, during this time. There is nothing we can do about the economic stress that the coronavirus is causing, but there is something we can do about our marriages. Don’t let this thing that we can’t control break-up our happy homes.

We try to do the best that we can together until we can get through the crisis. We as a couple have to pray that God keeps our homes and family covered. We have to pray that God provides us with all we need to keep going. We pray for strength for us to mentally and emotionally maintain, through this crisis. Last, but not least we pray that even if we do face a financial crisis that our marriage comes out stronger than ever.

“Fire Proof” ~ Taking a Real Look at Marriage

I recently sat down and watch this movie called Fire Proof starring Kirk Cameron, with my daughter. She stated that …
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Fire proof

I recently sat down and watch this movie called Fire Proof starring Kirk Cameron, with my daughter. She stated that I needed to mention this movie on my blog. Well, I had wanted to start back blogging to help kill the time, while my hubby was on the road, so I guess her suggestion gave me the perfect opportunity to ease back in.

Well if you have not seen it Fire Proof is a very good movie to watch. It should be easily found on DVD because it came out in 2008. My daughter and I caught it on TBN, but then I found out my mom had a copy.  It is a good love story with a Christian based theme, which was one of the main things I loved, about the movie. It made me take a look at my own marriage harder. Not that we are having problems, but I just wanted to make sure that we were not taking each other for granted. The movie showed how sometimes one person could get so complacent in the marriage, that they miss the signs when the other is not happy. Men, I am not about to start man-bashing, because complacency can happen on either side, man or woman. In the movie, it just happened to be him.

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And without giving to many details my favorite part was Kirk Cameron’s character realized that he need Jesus as a part of his life, and later in the movie he had changed so much his wife decided she wanted what he had. Jesus being the center of your life can make a world of difference in your marriage.

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For those of you who haven’t seen it on a day when you got a little free time, it does so. You can even sit down and watch it with your spouse or the person you’re dating. They may enjoy it as well. I will let you in on a little secret. I got the hubby to sit down and watch it with me before he went back on the road. He even enjoyed it. So if you haven’t seen it go watch it, and if you have watched it leave some feedback on how you felt about the theme.

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“It’s Human Nature” (feed back to “Do We Know Who We Are Alone?”)

“It’s Human Nature” (feed back to “Do We Know Who We Are Alone?”)

You asked a very good question there “Do We Know Who We Are?”   The way I see it, a lot of people identify themselves by the career choice that they picked. You can say that these people think that their career is their life and don’t really need a significant other. But deep inside they long to have someone to share their life with.  It’s human nature to just have this desire to have a mate by their side not just for physical pleasure but also for emotional and spiritual companionship. Others use their family to define themselves and others use sport. I guess it’s different for each individual but it is always almost by choice. If they want to do more to define themselves then they need to have the desire and the will power to find their true self. it’s not going to happen if you just sit around and complaining about how your life “suck” so to speak, instead get up to go after and achieve the life that you want.  Don’t always depend on others around and don’t think that your significant other will always be there because God might call them home early or they leave you because they weren’t the one for you.  I’m not saying that give up on finding your soul mate, just have patients they will show up sooner or later or even met them and didn’t realize because you are so busy looking for “the” perfect one ( no one is perfect but Jesus). Your mate is supposed to help complete you and vice versa, this is a topic for another time. Anyways there are so many different answer to this question “do we know who we are alone” and “what can we do to learn who we alone.”

“The Mediator”

The Mediator is a wife and the mother of two toddlers.. She will be soon returning to school, for a degree in nursing. She has a very strong Christian faith and believes that you put God first you can accomplish anything.