This weekend my girlfriends took me to see The Vow as a belated birthday celebration. The movie got my wheels spinning about marriage and worst case scenarios. While I generally don’t talk about marriage here, with my 16th wedding anniversary on Thursday, it’s perfect timing.
In this particular movie the wife’s parents don’t support her marriage. Society often treats marriage with little to no support. We’re encouraged to divorce when things get tough.
I pray none of us ever have to deal with a serious medical issue – like the amnesia presented in this movie – but are we prepared for it? Who would make the decisions for your or your spouse’s care? Are either of your parents going to swoop in and take over, leaving the spouse alone, with no say, and almost as if the marriage never existed? It’s worth not only discussing with your spouse but also getting it in writing and then talking to your parents about your wishes.
Would your family encourage you to work out your marriage relationship if there was a serious medical issue?
Would you change how society sees marriages? If so, how? Share in the comments below.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Genesis 2:24