Today's word is leave.
A man shall leave his mother, and a woman leave her home, they shall travel on to where the two shall be as one...and there is love...
Remember the song? If not, remember the Bible?
We have to leave our past, and the ties holding us, to arrive at the place we're supposed to be in our marriage.
The ties don;t want to be cut. It seems like they can be maintained, in a sort of compromise...where there's the major portion of your heart for the marriage, but there's a bit left over for the things that supported you and comforted you in the past.
Marriage is a sacrament, which means that it's a model of our relationship with God.
And God wants everything. He's not satisfied with a part of our fidelity. He wants it all, not because he's unreasonable, but because He knows you have to make that commitment to become a citizen of Heaven, and to be buds with the Big Dude.
Same thing with marriage, To be the husband or wife you're supposed to be, the commitment has to be total. Nothing else will do, because it'll end up like an unpainted part of a steel-bodied car.
It's going to rust.
And it's going to be compromised in strength, and can eventually fail.
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