Why Kim Kardashian Divorce Angers Me
Kim Kardashian is getting a divorce. That’s what yahoo headlines revealed to me before I clicked the link to open my mail. I took pause for a moment and wondered why I was suddenly angered by the news.
I don’t think my anger stemmed from the fact that I am not entertained by the life of celebrity but am force fed news about them when I am simply minding my own business. No, that is not what upset me. When I meditated on the news it was the callousness of the parties involved towards marriage. This wasn't a marraige but a publicity stunt.
See people enter marriage with the thought of, “As soon as they mess up I’m going to divorce them.” Very few take the vows of marriage seriously. It is just an event to many, as big party where you get dressed up and get seen by everyone.
In the world of celebrities, marriage is business. It is publicity stunts and trouble in a marriage becomes a way to get ratings. In the world of everyone else they seem to take the model of entertainers and see a wedding as one big party, and a way to show ones station in life.
There was a time when a marriage meant something. When a man looked at a woman, he considered his friendship with her, her business head to run a household, and if they were compatible as far as family size and values.
When the two joined together to say their wedding vows they said and meant, “I take you…., to be my lawfully wedded (husband/wife), … in sickness and health, till death do us part.” They communicated every day. They worshiped God together and handed down those morals and values learned to their offspring. When there were problems, they were determined to stick together and endure them and work together to overcome them.
There was no, he lost his job and has been depressed for two years so I’m going to leave him. You didn’t see a man leaving his wife when she got post-partum depression after giving birth and found it hard to take care of her new child. These were big things but there was a time when most couples thought it their obligation to stay together through thick and thin. There was a sense of pride in having a 40th and 50th anniversarycelebration.
Where did people go wrong? When did marriage become an event and not a contract of love that was to last for one’s lifetime after entering into it? Truth is there are many factors to contribute to this lack of respect for marriage. There are many ideas that could fix the growing numbers of carelessness in the divorce rate. But in all honesty it boils down to respect of self and of God the originator of marriage.
For me, when I put on my wedding dress, I will enter the marriage arrangement with the thought that it will last my lifetime and I will do all on my part to make it so. I will marry a man with my value system and looks at marriage the same way as I do. With our biblical principles applied in our lives and marriage, I know we will see decades of anniversaries through many stories full of the ups and down of imperfect human life.
The world really needs to grow up and take responsibility for their decisions and stop running away from them. Marriage is not a game, and that is why I am angry with the Kim Kardashian news. She as most people today look at marriage as a game to start and end at will.