Stranded at Sea...Leave Your Fishing Pole at Home - Page 2
This is the difference between shacking up, premarital sex, and all the compromise the world tells you is great...it steals the joy of true intimacy. It robs the bride and groom of a night to remember. It makes four days at sea with your beloved... a yawning bore.
I can always tell the difference at weddings. It’s obvious to me if the bride and groom have had premarital sex. It’s all about the “event” for the jaded bride, it’s a rite of passage, and a big hoopla over the details.
For the couple who choose to be pure, it’s all about the relationship. You can tell in their eyes, their smile, their posture...they have waited for a true treasure and they will celebrate and protect something so valuable.
I know the difference. My first marriage started and ended in compromise. But, the next time, God was gracious and gave me a second chance to walk down the path of purity, restoration and healing. When I married my darling husband, a Godly man and a pastor, I knew he loved me for my heart and not for how I made him feel physically. Our relationship, though by no means perfect, stands on a foundation of trust.
So, though I am truly sad for the vacationing Honeymooners whose trip was derailed, when my husband and I slip away for our next cruise, the “Please Do Not Disturb Sign,” will proudly hang on our door!