I noticed an article written on the HuffingtonPost.com by a single woman who claims that marriage is not an accomplishment and wanted to respond to this article in a blog post.
My frustration is this: It is 2016 and being popped the question is still more celebrated than academic and professional pursuits of women. Yes, college graduations and landing a great career and receiving wonderful promotions are all received with happiness from friends and family, but not even close to the same level of elation received when you announce that you are getting hitched. This is my experience, at least.
“It’s time for society as a whole to re-evaluate what aspect of women’s lives we put the most value on. “
Putting more value on education and professional pursuits is stupid. The cornerstone of every society is marriage. Marriage is the linchpin. It is the institution woven together that creates the most enduring joy and happiness. It is the foundation of many songs and praises. No one sings about an accounting degree or becoming a lawyer. When you’re sick or on your last leg it is your lover who holds your hand. It is the institution that produces the best children both economically, socially, and emotionally. Marriage is awesome and it is an accomplishment. It is the reason that whites in our society do better than blacks. Married people do better financially than non-married people. The most obvious reason of all is that marriage was designed by God and instituted by him when he brought that wonderful creature that Adam called WOman “wo-” comes from the Old English “wifmon” and means “wife.”
Education and professional pursuits are right where they need to be and I would submit they can be taken down a notch and marriage even more elevated. Often times education and professional pursuits can be a source of pride and arrogance, which will profit you nothing before God, when he asks, what have you done with my Son Jesus.
P.S. Jesus told us not to worry about things, like what are you going to wear or eat, but seek Him (relationship) first. Marriage is an accomplishment. If you’re married to Jesus first that accomplishment will carry you into heaven. Your employment dies with you. Oh! A saved husband and wife, although there are no marriages in heaven, is coming with you as well.