Marriage/Wedding + Divorce

I don't really know what it is, but ever since I got married, seeing someone go through a divorce comes as a full-on shock & sends me right in to heartbreak mode.

I just don't understand. I don't understand how a woman can go in to party mode and just "grow apart" from her husband, and I don't understand how a man can not fulfill his duties as a husband after looking into her fathers eyes and promising he would.

Of course, writing this post- I know about 3 couples who are going through a seperation or a divorce right now & for some reason it's so hard for me to see how it just happens. I'm not going go in to details or anything but it's just heartbreaking. I hate it. I hate the enemy, and I hate his ways.

To those couples-
I love each and every one of you. You can pull through, and remember-Satan is just trying to take your life and your marriage with it. Don't give in to his ways, he is evil! Take the love our precious God has shown us and only act through just that! Declare happiness and long lasting marriages over your lives, and tell the devil who has victory! YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO GIVES YOU STRENGTH!

To my husband-
I want you to know you're my favorite. You're my best friend and I love you more than anything in this entire world. I know we will have many more happy days together, and I'd be lying if I said we are never going to argue, but when that day comes- we're going to make it, we're going to be okay. I'm ALWAYS going to be here! I'm so thankful for you and our marriage!
I love you more than handbags ;)

To satan-
You don't have control over my friends. You don't have control over my friends' marriages. You are a NO good LIAR and we send you back to the pit of hell where you belong! NEWS FLASH- YOU LOSE. WE have VICTORY in the blood, WE HAVE OVERCOME THE EVIL ONE! I realize you're just turning up the heat, but this time was IT. I'll show you how hot hell is. WE prepare for battle and WE ARE READY!

To Jesus,
Thank you for being an almighty God! You have the power to change hearts and the power to turn evil into GOOD! You are the reason we live and YOU are the one we praise! I declare those relationships get wrecked for you God and I declare happiness and JOY through your name! I declare long lasting, happy, loving, relationships and marriages based on your LOVE! Thank you NOW for doing what I know you WILL do!


Speaking of marriage..
Our sweet friends Patrick & Lindsey got married on Sunday. Such a cute little wedding in the Birmingham, AL Botanical Gardens. At the end of the month they will be moving to Orlando, FL for YWAM [Youth With A Mission.] There, they will go through learning courses, and be sent on their way to the country the Lord leads them too. THIS, is not surprising at all. Patrick & Lindsey are God-fearing and very VERY adventurous. I can't see them 'settling' anywhere. ALWAYS on the go! One of the sweetest, most kind, Jesus-loving couples you will ever meet!

So here is a few pictures from their big day!
Congrats, Otterson's! We love you & are SO proud of you!

Aren't they Beautiful!?

Funny Story: The wedding was 3 hours away and Michael, John and I rode together, and My little sister, Hanna rode with some of her friends. Me and Hanna hadn't talked since the day before until about 15 minutes or so before she got there. Look who was on the same brain wave!? Sisters!

Hope everyone had a fabulous Tuesday! How many more days 'til Friday again!? :)


Kyn said...

I think that there are certain circumstances that will make a marriage fail no matter how hard you may try to not let it happen. My husband and I have a failing marriage, we've gone back and forth about divorce for almost half the time we've been married and we're currently seperated. It's something that I didn't ever think would ever happen, I never wanted to be "that" girl who lets her marriage fail/end. But sometimes there are things that happen during the marriage that make it unbearable to keep the relationship together. Sometimes you have to do whats best for yourself, for your life, and not for your marriage. I never believed in divorce, I always thought of it as if you go into marriage knowing you can just get a divorce when you decide that it's not working anymore than you shouldn't get married. The only reason in my book to get divorced is if it's life or death. I've tried my hardest to keep my marriage strong and make us stay together, I still want to fight for my marriage even though I know in my heart that it's over, and it's for the best. For me I don't believe that it's satan that destroyed my marriage, I know why my marriage failed and for me to blame it on satan makes me feel like I'm calling my husband satan, and I certainly I don't think that of him. His actions in our marriage have been uncalled for and mean but he's not satan. I think that you choose how you act and when it's mean or hurtful it's because you chose to act like that. You and I somewhat differ on religion so please don't take offense to this, I'm just speaking from experience.

On a more positive note--the wedding pictures are great! The bride's dress is amazing!! And the cake....ohmygosh! :-)

whitney said...

Well everyone has their own opinion! But I myself do believe SATAN is the one who changes the good to bad. But the good thing? Our God is greater and if you lean on him, he will reward you!

I loved her cake, so precious! Were you my follower when I posted some pictures of our wedding? I LOVED my cake! I didn't want to eat it it was so cute!

Kyn said...

I don't think I've seen pictures of your wedding other than the pictures that on the sidebar thingy. :-) I loved our wedding cake also, it was beautiful, and I wanted to eat the whole thing--it was delish! :-)

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