As I was going over older blog posts, I felt like this one was worth revisiting…
I can’t help but notice the numerous pictures quoting supposed marriage inspiration on Facebook, I read some of them, “share” a few of them, and once in a while I will come across one that makes me think deeply about my marriage.
This week I came across a picture that actually upset me, and it had me questioning…Do people choose these because of how they feel or do they feel a certain way because they see these?
This is a two fold thought process for me, do these help determine people’s moods for the day and does what it states have any real bearing on life and love.
My first question is: Is facebook shaping how our day goes by what we see on it?
Many people now start their day with a cup of coffee and facebook. They see these images while they are forming their thoughts for the day and I feel that if I was bombarded with these it may introduce a negative feel to my heart, my day, and maybe how I relate to my spouse that day. I do realize that we choose what we see and we get to choose how we feel, I am just pondering the power of suggestion, it could also be said that positive pictures and content could produce positive results. I would love to know your thoughts on the power of suggestion concerning how we relate to the people around us.
My second question is: Does this specific pictures content hold any merit?
I have been pondering if the people were upset when they shared this or if they really believe what it says, at any rate, it seems to be quite a negative outlook on love and I feel that we should be more careful about how we decide what we are taking in. I feel like this pictures says, if your marriage is in trouble, don’t fight for it, if they aren’t loving you today the way you think they should, you don’t have to love them either. I am not trying to upset anyone for their view point on love, I am only suggesting that we seek a realistic view for ourselves of what that should look like.
I find it interesting that this is quoted to *unknown*, the person who said it didn’t take responsibility for saying it.
To keep this simple, I think there is one author that we can always go to on the topic of love, what it should look like and our part in it. When seeking real wisdom about such topics, I like to go to a source that will take credit for what it says and that I can trust, God’s Word. God’s Word addresses how we should act, not how we should act if someone else doesn’t act a certain way.
I do not agree with the concept that we should only accept free love, affection, or attention.
We are in relationship with people, not receivers of things from people. Relationships involve two people and are about give and take. I would love if you shared your thoughts on how you feel about the picture above, I am wanting to see this through more eyes than my own.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.