Tonight, I had the privilege of attending a Father/Daughter Banquet. I ran into a man and his daughter that I’ve not seen for about 2 years. In the process of talking to him, he said something about his girlfriend. LOL – I don’t know if it was the look on my face or the quick glace I made toward his left hand – that gave it away, because he quickly added, “Oh, I guess you don’t know that I got rid of my wife! Yep, we’ve been divorced for about a year now”.
I just laughed nervously and told him I was sorry to hear that (I just didn’t know what to say since he seemed sooo happy about it). He laughed too and informed me that “getting rid of her was the best thing I’ve ever done.”
I just looked away and shook my head. I really felt so sad for his daughter. She is the same age as my precious Chloe. How sad it must be for her to hear her father speaking in such a callous way about marriage. Apparently, the wife/mother felt the same way about their marriage, as she has already remarried.
I know that I shelter myself a lot. I work so hard on my own marriage. I love my husband so much. I also honor the vow that I took before God. I know that God hates divorce… but I also know that we live in a culture that views marriage as disposable (and I guess they view God that way too!). When things start getting hard, it’s time to trash the one you have and get a new one. Isn’t that just sad?