In case you haven’t heard (how did you escape it?), Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are getting a divorce. Yes, it had been just 72 days since the multi-million dollar wedding, but Kim has submitted the divorce papers. Some people are wondering if it wasn’t some huge publicity stunt, but I don’t think it was. I think it was a real wedding (grant it, played up for TV) and marriage that fell apart in the ‘real world’ (as real as theirs could be).
Even more so, I think it illustrates just how little we as people think of marriage…
even how little we think of committment as a whole.
We all know the numbers that more than 50% of all marriages end in divorce.
Even more than 50% of all Christian marriages end in divorce.
We see nothing as ‘permanent’ anymore. We seldom make a full commitment to anything… think about it…
- We have trouble committing to a 2 year cell phone contract.
- We have trouble committing to a 30 year mortgage.
- We have trouble committing to a contract at our work.
- We have trouble committing to graduate.
- We have trouble committing to volunteering.
- We have trouble committing to marriage.
- We have trouble committing to Christ.
We’ve created a culture (both inside and outside of the Christian culture) that’s afraid of committment… that may not even believe that committment is ever necessary. We can just come and go as we please and leave someone else with the mess.
A lack of values, a lack of real progress, and a lack of impacting our world.
What do you think? Why are we afraid of and not very good at commitment?