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This ad from Coca-Cola Argentina captures the contradictory nature of parenting better than anything I’ve seen in a long time.
It also does a marvelous job of capturing the splendor of marriage and raising children.
Let’s face it. Parenting can certainly play to the extremes. In one Facebook status update a mom can share about her challenging day homeschooling but two hours later post a picture of her kids with a caption suggesting parenting is the most rewarding thing she’s ever done.
A couple might be working through money tension at the end of the pay period when the conversation excitedly turns to expanding the family.
Or what about the grumpy dad who gets out of bed when the baby cries at 3 a.m. … only to have his heart melt a minute later as he snuggles with his little girl.
To those on the outside looking in, the challenges of parenting may not appear to be worth it.
Of course, if you ask me, it’s a blessing and experience that all the money in the world couldn’t buy.
To those of us living through the beautiful mess of parenting, we know our children are, as Scripture says, truly gifts from God. You just have to take that leap of faith.
Let me know what you think about this commercial in the comments section. Did you and your spouse resist the idea of children out of fear, like a lack of finances? Did you resist out of simple selfishness, like wanting to perpetually sleep in on Saturday mornings? (If you’re on a mobile device, click here to watch the ad.)
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Being single during the holidays is the stuff movies, blog posts and TV show plot lines are made of. While they’re usually making light of how “awkward” things are for singles during Christmas, others try to look on the bright side of things.
I’m not belittling the importance of the topic. Our own outreach for single adults, Boundless, has a plethora of resources addressing the issue – and for good reason. God created us for community and companionship. That fact can be poignantly evident when you want to share Christmas with someone special – or wish you had someone to take with you to the office party.
Whatever the reason, it may seem ‘tis the season for looking for love.
Marriage expert and author Gary Thomas encourages Christian singles to start by considering the why of marriage before considering who they might date or consider marrying. He does this because infatuation fades quickly. Sexual chemistry, while important to marriage, doesn’t hold a marriage together.
As Gary says: “If we don’t know the ‘why,’ we can’t know whether somebody qualifies as a good ‘who.’”
Today and tomorrow Focus is airing a two-part broadcast – part of our “best of” programs of 2013 – with Gary titled “A Fresh Look at Dating.” During this conversation, Gary discusses several issues with the modern dating scene, including character vs. romantic attraction, the science behind infatuation and the idea of soul mates. It’s an eye-opening broadcast sure to help marriage-minded singles make the most of their search. You can also purchase Gary’s new book, “The Sacred Search,” in our online bookstore to go even more in-depth on this topic.
Whatever your “status” this year – married, single, dating, divorced or widowed – know that you are much more than that. You are loved by God. The Christmas season shows how much God yearns for a relationship with you – that He gave His own Son to be born into this imperfect world that it may happen.
That is the most important relationship of all.
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