Once again, it's Five-Minute Friday, hosted by Kate Montaug. The challenge is to write for five minutes on a given "theme word", posted by Kate on Thursday night...and then stop when the timer dings.
We must all be mad. This is not easy.
The word for today is dare.
Marriage is a dare.
It's a dare to become part of someone's life, someone you probably didn't know until you were an adult.
It's a dare to commit to a life of service, a life of putting someone else first.
Not what we're used to, when we're young. Sure, we talk about it, talk about service in the church, service to our country...but at the end of it, we have the sneaking hope that there will be something left for us.
Marriage is not like that.
When you marry, you give your whole heart, your whole life. That's the vow you make, before God, your spouse, and your community.
To thee I pledge all I am.
That's why I write about marriage, both in this blog, in my other blog (www.dailygracequote.wordpress.com), and in my novels.
Marriage is the greatest adventure in life. It beats getting shot at for short-term thrills, and a good marriage beats wealth for satisfaction and joy.
I'll support it as long as I can put pen to paper, or finger to keyboard. Pen to paper sounds better, eh?