I thought I’d heard everything. I was wrong. Yet another Hollywood couple bites the dust but instead of calling it what it really is, Gwyneth calls it a “conscious uncoupling“. Ahhhh…so that’s what the politically correct term for divorce is now. I learn something new everyday.
Then there’s the sudden about-face at the World Vision headquarters. First they’re okay with hiring gays and then they’re not. Huh? For an organization that claims to be founded on Biblical principles why did they even wade into this kind of controversy in the first place? Oh, I know why…money! Call it what it is. Being pro-gay is big business right now. However, when the backlash from their biggest supporters…conservative Christians… threatened the financial bottom-line of the organization they had no choice but to overturn the decision. They would have lost more money than they would have gained. It was a simple business decision not a return to Biblical principles.
I wish people would just be open and honest. Call it what it is. When a marriage falls apart it’s because two people have given up on their relationship. It’s a tragedy. It’s a heart-wrenching decision that will have life-long ramifications not only for the couple but for their children and other family members. Don’t make light of tragedy or make up every excuse in the world to lessen the impact. It’s divorce!
It’s this callous approach to ending what is supposed to be a life-long commitment to one another that is causing young people to abandon marriage entirely. More and more young adults including Christian young adults are saying “No” to marriage and “Yes” to living together. Why? It’s easier to leave when there is no formal covenant made. They can just walk away from relationships. It’s the easy way out.
Are you kidding me? It is just another excuse to turn their back on God. Talk about a “conscious uncoupling”! Call it what it is.
When another “Christian” organization bows to societal pressure to abandon it’s principles to make sure its “bottom-line” is stable, we should cry out in indignation. It is a “conscious uncoupling” of a different sort. I wonder how many other organizations who once claimed to be founded on Biblical principles will “consciously uncouple” from obeying God’s Word so they will be more politically correct (and more financially stable) in society?
Let’s face it. We’re just making excuses. Call it what it is. It’s SIN.
Don’t sugar coat the word: SIN.
One day we will all be called to answer for our SIN.
We won’t be able to make up excuses then.
John 9:31 “We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will.”
Here is another great article on the topic: http://mikeblackaby.com/2014/03/27/conscious-uncoupling/ Well said, Mike!