Recently in my life I have begun to enjoy the happy, snappy tunes of "Ol' Blue Eyes" aka Frank Sinatra. I heard this particular song ("Love and Marriage") recently, and a light bulb went off in my mind..."Yay, potential material for a blog post!" I love how my insane, crazy love for old movies and music can inspire me in writing and thinking :)
Before you continue reading, take a few minutes and enjoy this song.
As you see, it is such a simple little song, however the words in the lyrics are powerful enough to stop and make people think on the state of marriage in our world today. I was raised and taught that marriage is something special, holy, and called apart by God. My parents taught and helped my siblings and I to understand that marriage is a big deal and meant for life. In marriage, that is where alone sex is meant for. Sex is for two things: babies and bonding. And unless two people are ready and mature are enough for both, then they shouldn't be "fooling around" before marriage. Our God marked the marriage as something sacred and beautiful...enough to the point of making it a sacrament. When we treat the special gifts within the sacrament of marriage as "whatever" or able to use whenever we want, we dis-respect and mis-use God's gift of sexuality.
In the song, Ol' Blue Eyes says, "Love and marriage, love and marriage
Go together like a horse and carriage
This I tell you brother
You can't have one without the other...
Love and marriage, love and marriage
Go together like the horse and carriage
Dad was told by mother
You can't have one, you can't have none, you can't have one without the other!"
Love and marriage go together, because that's how God made them! End of story. No more questions.
Thanks for reading. That's. all. :-)