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What’s Marriage to You?

Hey y’all! Happy September. Can’t believe August is over already. It just flew by.

I know it’s been a bit since my last post, and for that I am extremely sorry. I’m sprinting trying to keep up with school and life, but I’m doing my best. Hope y’alls week is going fantastically 🙂

Just a quick follow up on my classes…. Problems with American Democracy is going to be hard. Law and Justice is going to be hard. Criminology is going to be hard, but that’s the class I am most excited about.  It’s going to be a rough semester, let me tell you folks. But I promise if anything interesting happens, I will tell you. Unfortunately, nothing interesting has happened yet. It’s in that dry, introductory phase still. Yeah, I know… Lame.

Anyways. The Republican Presidential candidates are going to be debating on Sept. 7, Wed. I am actually REALLY excited. I missed the last one (*sigh*), but I don’t plan on missing this one. And you can bet your bottom there will be a post afterwards, so be ready.

Found this really awesome article this afternoon. http://www.catholic.org/hf/family/story.php?id=42620

I would ask that you check it out. The article is about family and how, in this post-modern era, so many woman do not want a husband or children because it hinders their independence, or “freedom to be selfish.” It always makes me kind of sad when I hear my peers (mostly girls) talk about how they don’t want children. Or they don’t believe in marriage; they want to keep their freedom, their independence, their happiness.

But I agree with the author. I want to be married because I want to keep my happiness, I want to stay independent. I don’t think you lose anything when you get married and have children. Sure, things change. But life is about change. What you gain is more important. You gain love, happiness, innocence, knowledge.

I look forward to that time in my life when I find the man I want to spend my entire life with. I look forward to the time when God blesses him and me with children. It makes me all smiley every time I think about it. I hope that someday these women realize that what you gain with marriage and children is more than you could ever lose.

~Lucy

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Push it Further, Will Ya?

http://www.catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=42059

Oh. My. Gosh.

Things are coming full circle. First there is polygamy. We get rid of polygamy. Then people decide that gay marriage should be legalized. Next, people decide that polygamy should again be legalized also.

There is just no rest for the weary.

What is happening to society? What is happening to marriage between ONE man and ONE woman? What’s happening to fidelity? And loyalty? And partnership?

This story is weird. It’s about these polygamist sisters who apparently have a reality tv show on TLC called “Sister Wives.” (I’ll watch an episode and do a follow-up blog for y’all.) (TLC will put just about anybody on tv won’t they? Jon and Kate plus 8. 19 Children and Counting. Sister Wives. Good grief.)

I’ve said this before, I know. And I don’t want to get too monotonous here. But really people? What really is happening to a marriage between one man and one woman? It’s being thrown out the window, that’s what.

Does anybody else have an issue with sisters marrying the same guy? I mean, I love my sisters and all, but living with them for this long has been tough enough! I don’t want to have the same husband or half-children with them. That’s just weird. And I think I would get jealous.

Most normal women out there need a one woman man. And I do believe that most men need a one man woman. It’s just natural. It’s governed by the universe.

Don’t you be eyeing my husband, sister. Yeah. If we married the same guy, we’d end up literally killing each other. No exaggerations.

WEIRD. GROSS. DISGUSTING. WEIRD.

Messed up.

I like the first paragraph of the article. The little summary section. “He says he will simply argue that the State should not interfere with the private and consensual sexual behavior of the polygamists and must respect their religious beliefs.”

Well, they’re in Utah, so if they’re probably Christians, if not Mormons. I’m pretty sure that the Mormons threw the idea of polygamy out a few decades ago. And all the rest of the Christian denominations don’t believe in polygamy (unless it’s some crazy one I am unaware of.)

And sure. In the old testament men did have multiple wives. But in the coming of Jesus, He preached a different story. He gave us what marriage REALLY was. What marriage was supposed to be. He gave us rules and teachings. Polygamy was not in those teachings. I’m baffled on what these “religious beliefs” really are… I’d love to know. Some demented, twisted definition of Christianity probably…

Oh, well. Let me know what you think! I’d love some feedback on the “Sister Wives.” Has anyone seen the show?

~Lucy

 

 

Homosexual Activist Bullies Lose: Attorney Paul Clement Will Defend Marriage

http://www.catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=41180

I know I say this quite a bit, but this was an interesting article. It touches on Boehner hiring Attorney Paul Clement to defend the Defense of Marriage Act.

As I’m sure you are all aware of, Obama contradicts himself when it comes to gay marriage. He’ll say he’s not sure where he stands, that he believes marriage (because of his Christian faith) is between one man, a woman, and God. But then he goes and orders the Justice Department to stop defending marriage. He goes and doesn’t defend the sanctity of marriage but instead attempts to crush it.

So, ok. The problem I have with this is that Obama thinks he has the right to order and demand the Justice Department, which last time I checked was part of the Judiciary branch of our government, not the executive, to stop upholding a constitutional law. (Yes, I believe and know that it is constitutional. We have to uphold some moral standard in our country.)

Let’s take an US Government lesson, shall we.

There are 3 branches of our government: the Legislative Branch, the Executive Branch, and the Judiciary Branch.

The Legislative Branch is the lawmakers, Congress-the Senate and the House. They are able to make laws that are then sent to the President to either be signed or vetoed. Check.

The Executive Branch is the President of the United States. He enforces/executes (ah haa) laws, signs laws into action. He is able to check the Legislative branch using Vetoes and Pocket Vetoes. Ok.

The Judicial Branch upholds the constitution. They are able to declare laws unconstitutional and constitutional. They check both the Executive and Legislative branches in a few different ways.

I mean, not sure about you guys, but I don’t see anywhere in that little mini-lesson (unless I left something important out) that gives the President the right to ORDER the Judicial Branch to stop defending the sanctity of marriage. He just doesn’t have that right. If they rule it constitutional, then he needs to respect that. The President cannot make laws and he cannot declare them unconstitutional. Maybe Obama needs to look up his job description again…

I am completely behind Boehner and Paul Clement on this. It’s about time someone stood and up and said STOP. We are going to defend the morals of this country. We are going to defend the sanctity of marriage, between one man and one woman. We are not going to let you make a mockery of it.

Shame on the Human Rights Campaign for trying to “bully” Clement into backing down. What? Are we in 5th grade now that we can’t behave like adults? Let’s man up here people! We get a lot of crap when we stand up for the truth in marriage. How about we start dishing some of that crap back out to people who try to silence us, huh? Let’s stand up for what he know is right and true! How about we start calling them out for what they really are? They want to silence us, and we cannot be silenced.

Clement has some really great quotes throughout the article. I encourage everyone to read it. It’s very educational.

Have a great day!

~Lucy

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