Wow, what a weekend! I’m sure all of you have been inundated with the Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian wedding news last week.Reporters were speculating on her health (is she pregnant) to his mental stability (is he bipolar) but this weekend it all came down to… will they actually do it? Well, they did.And you know what?The
world kept turning and life marches on.
I honestly believe the sanctity of the marriage union is between the people taking the vows and God. The opinions of society at large shouldn’t come into play unless laws are being broken. (i.e. He’s still married to another woman or someone is trying to married a minor.)
At this point, I don’t have an opinion on the Kardashian-Odom nuptials because I know people are going to do what they feel is right for them. Some people dated for several years and got divorced after a few months of marriage and others didn’t meet their future spouse until a few weeks before an arranged marriage and the marriage lasted a lifetime.
Would the whole thing make a great romantic novel? Yes, I can think of a number of reasons this story could captivate a writer and intrigue readers but it would take a lot of work to construct. I understand how our jaded society views marriage.It’s not like our grandparent’s day when people strongly upheld their marriage vows and if they didn’t they felt shame for dishonoring them.Today, everything is tabloid filler and the more scandalous the breakup the better. So instead of rooting for Khloe’s happiness reporters anxiously await her annulment or divorce.People are placing bets on her marriage’s duration and everyone is looking for some indication of a baby to justify the hasty union.
No one wants to believe this was a man that fell in love with a woman. And that he didn’t want to spend another day without her being his wife. I know it’s hard to find love in this world and to find true love is even rarer but can we just take a moment and believe. Believe that some people know someone is right for them the moment they meet and decided to do something that seemed right to them… and forget others’ opinions.
I truly wish them well and pray their loved ones support their decision to walk this journey together.
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