This is a blog hop for posts about causes. Bloggers are invited to write a post about a cause that drives a passion within them; "a serious cause" the hop host requests. I've been contemplating a definition for my cause for many days, unaware that this hop existed. I admit, it provides motivation to get these things said.
This past weekend I was participating in a Facebook conversation regarding traditional marriage, California's Proposition 8, and the media's coverage of both sides of the cause. A friend of a friend had "voiced" annoyance at people who "blog and rail" against homosexuality. I responded.
I do not blog or rail against anything - I blog for something.
Miscommunication appears to occur when a person is in favor of traditional marriage - i.e. protective of the description and the covenant that has been accepted for thousands of years. People (media included) assume that the person is anti- gay. That cannot be assumed. I am no more anti-gay than I am anti-Muslim, anti-Hindi or anti-Jewish because I believe in Christ.
When I blog about biblical marriage, my blogging is about enhancing, improving biblical marriage through obedience to the commandments of God concerning marriage. My blogging is intended to clearly communicate my support of biblical law concerning marriage - for the sake of those marriages.Please, allow me to say it again. I blog for something. I blog for a wife's role in marriage as defined by God. I blog most specifically about how a wife can respect her husband, as directed in Ephesians 5:33b.
This may seem an unusual, trivial or peculiar cause to those who would take up the standard for causes related to health, environment, the human condition, rights of man and animal, etc. There are, undoubtedly, thousands of causes more recognizable than mine.
As I have watched this world, my country, fall to pieces all around me I stand firm upon an original principle. There is strength in adherence to God's established pattern. There is victory in obedience to His plan. There is peace in attaining His promise.
My cause is to magnify God's pattern, plan and promise for women.
My blogging is intended
to clearly communicate
my support of biblical law
concerning marriage -
for the sake of those marriages.