Divorce makes me sad.
It just does.
Neil & i had a conversation about divorce not too long ago & i asked him - why he thought divorce was so prevalent. He said he figured it's because some people will never be happy with anything...
Maybe he's right.
i suppose there are big reasons people choose divorce too - reasons that our culture or religion condone.
But i wonder... if a more common reason for divorce... is neglect? Outright starvation?
i remember after i had Ephraim, being so hungry i thought i would never be full again. Neil made me tea and toast - and i licked up every crumb...
Could it be that we leave our love hungry?
& there it sits... pushed aside. Barely heard as it withers and fades.
& of course - i have never been in anyone else's shoes. i don't know what heartbreaking moments brought them to that final decision to end a union...
i'm just saying that i'm conscious of the hunger that happens between a man and his bride - a hunger for love, respect and acceptance. We hunger for approval, loyalty and camaraderie; for humour, company and fidelity. We're starving for interest, affection, attention and affirmation.
i never wanna be so busy shoveling food into my own bloated belly - that i allow our marriage to starve.