My little secret, and why I am posting three times in an evening and badly stepping on my friends new post that went up today and is now below three of mine, is that my wife and two of my kids launched for Texas this afternoon to visit the in-laws. Next week is spring break. The time Im am posting is usually spent with my wife and younger daughter. Alone, under fed and under served, I may as well blog…
Quick segue to the absurd. Back to Family Life, like the uncannily self illustrative comments Jimmy Evans made in the email i parsed below, Rainy has apparently not folded his hand in the game for top use of irony. He tells us that, gasp, nearby his home, gasp, a billboard for Ashley Madison went up.
The battle we fight becomes more intense every day
This is exactly the kind of attack on families plaguing our society today!
If only this irony was really delicious. Sure, I am on board with him in observing that the mere existence of such a business model is offensive. It is facilitative of rendezvous that are sinful and do lasting damage to families even if the marriage survives. I would ask, what of another organization that is facilitative of family breakdown, under the banner of being all about family? I’m not talking about Family life. Their influence is wielded differently than that of the organization I am referring to here. I mean the church.
I have no idea how one would get the numbers, but I submit that a secular marriage where one partner uses Ashley Madison and gets caught has a better statistical chance of lasting than the one where the couple seeks help from their church.
Rainy was not gonna sit still and let that stand, literally.
Doing nothing was NOT an option.
he learned along the way that one should never miss an opportunity. And he didn’t. Look at what will be spawned all because of that billboard
With this in mind, I want to challenge you to help us stand strong for families:
- Make the promise and join with others who are declaring their desire to stand firm for families.
- Forward this article to your friends and family, share it on Facebook, and encourage them to make the promise as well.
- Help us spread the word! After you make your promise we’ll provide you with shareable graphics, downloadable wallpapers, and quotes to post to Facebook and Twitter. Use the hashtag #MakeThePromise or
- Recommit yourself to your spouse and to faithfulness in your marriage.
- tag me (@DennisRainey) in your updates to show your support
It is depressing that there will be a spike in activism and advocacy about Ashley Madison in many churches now. A new subset of boycotts will be started, and breathless emails and letters will flow. Neighborhoods will have door to door visitors cajoling families to join the fight to protect the families.
And all those single moms living in the homes they ejected dad from will get yet another thing about which to foam at the mouth while they get to vicariously extract another pound of flesh from men. For it is men who drive usage of Ashley Madison.