A commitment is an engagement that restricts your freedom of action.
Family is probably the biggest decision any young couple can engage upon as it is a life long commitment to all these family traits we are discussing.
To say I do takes courage because it is for the greater part unexplored territory by two people who have previously never been there.
The role of parents is probably more important than any other ever created because this role was in God as part of His eternal nature. Having said this I wish to focus on the role of the father.
As a young man I married very early, but the baby boomer era was just that, you marry and have children. It was like I lived in a different world.
I remember my words at my wedding because they ring in my ears; “I will be successful in my marriage to this beautiful woman because we are committed.” I had no idea of the above definition at the time, but I understood my own heart. Having grown up without any formal religious training I had no idea of covenant, but God had other plans.
Affirmation is one of my wife’s favourite traits, believing that our acceptance of one another is crucial to our success as a family.
1 Corinthians 13 teaches us some valuable lessons on relationships, if the power of love is real? And it is.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Love suffers long and is kind, love does not envy, love does not parade itself and is not puffed up; it does not behave rudely, is never selfish, neither is it provocative and thinks no evil. Love does not rejoice in the frailties of others, because it understands truth. It bears up under all things [circumstances, trials and tribulations] it believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things.
Why? Because the very power of love is affirmative. God is the original advocate of affirmative action.