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  1. A BS propaganda. Gospels oppose marriage and family and say the married don’t get resurrected. Believers were to hate and leave their family, castrate themselves, cut off their sinful limbs, drink poison, play with snakes, kill unbelievers, lose their life.
    Gospels/Rev. only saved 144,000 Israelite virgins whereas the others (you) got tortured/murdered at the endtime 1950 years ago. There weren’t even any women in heaven.

    1. All of your objections are inaccurate, misinformed, and/or taken out of context, Autymn. Have you ever actually read the Bible for yourself? If not, I’d encourage you to do so right away instead of relying on third-party opinions of it. Those tend to warp and misrepresent facts, like fun house mirrors or a child’s game of telephone.

  2. Permission to reprint?? I would LOVE to have postcards of this post on the tables at my wedding reception in August! How do I request/obtain official permission? Thank you for this wonderful site!

    1. Hi, Sarah. You may certainly have my permission to reprint for that purpose. I only ask that you would print it exactly as written and include my name and website with the poem. I already have a PDF of bookmarks I made for passing out at book sales. You are welcome to use this file if you like (click on image to download):

      Free printable bookmarks on society and Christianity's conflicting views of marriage.

      1. I am delighted to use the bookmark file, thank you so much! =)
        Greatly looking forward to future reading here once the planning and move are done; maybe starting on honeymoon. Already read to Jason the 25 ways love your wife / show respect to your husband. Many thanks again.

        1. I just shared this page link with a cousin who recalled the bookmarks on our reception tables. =) Loving reading this all over again, thank you

  3. Great! If only men and women went into marriage thinking “This is not for me,” but instead, “to the glory of God” we’d have lasting marriages.

  4. I just happened on your blog today. I love, love, love it!
    I am getting married in 46 days and I am absolutely excited about it!
    What material can you recommend?

  5. I have to respectfully disagree with you here. Why shouldn’t marriage be a 50-50 effort? Why is it only the woman’s responsibility to make things work? Seeking a partner who accepts equal responsibility isn’t looking out for #1, it’s actually looking out for both people. That’s the real problem. One-sided relationships aren’t fun for long.

    1. When I say that a wife should give 110%, Paige, in no way do I mean to imply that a husband need only contribute -10%. I think he should be giving 110%, too. You are absolutely right that one-sided relationships aren’t fun for long… but then, neither are relationships in which each partner’s primary concern is doing exactly their fair share and not one smidgen more. To be everything a marriage was intended to be, both husband and wife must pour themselves fully into the relationship without holding back. That entails complete trust, unswerving commitment, and a life-long, whole-hearted investment in their future TOGETHER.

    2. I think that she means you should always give 100% to your relationship. Not hold back. Then hopefully your husband will respond in kind. Then you will both be giving 100%. If a marriage is struggling and either spouse decides they are only going to meet halfway and not give their all it won’t get better. That’s my interpretation anyway.:)

  6. Incredible! Did you write this? I found your blog a while ago, and have found it to be refreshing and so eyeopening. Many of your posts are written about marriage, and though I am not married I am learning a lot! Reading about your experiences and the lessons you’ve learned over the past can help either those who are married or those who aren’t. Your words of wisdom are greatly needed in this world! Thank you for being willing to share!

    1. Thanks, Kate. Yes, I wrote it. I saw a similar treatment of Christian/Atheist views, and thought the technique would lend itself well to the topic of marriage, as I hear such polarized opinions of what constitutes a good one. I’m happy to hear that you’ve been blessed, encouraged, and challenged by the things you’ve read on my blog. That’s been my goal and prayer from its inception.

    1. I saw the same thing, Lea, which is what inspired this one. Funny how different folks can think so backward from one another. It really is a case of calling black white and vice versa, but it takes God’s opening one’s eyes to realize that.

  7. Beautiful and so true! Believe it or not if everyone would share the sentiment from bottom to top wouldn’t our spouses and our children live in everlasting love and blessings. Thank you for sharing, I will pass this on. Blessings to you and enlightened work you do, Robin Long Island, NY

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