WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? Defying the ‘Love Is Love’ Movement

Since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage we are hearing a lot about love. Some well meaning people have decorated their social media walls with rainbows and are telling people off that disagreement. I keep hearing Love is love! I think it is fair to assume that they are all talking about romantic love. I am assuming that those that use this phrase simply mean that strong feeling of attraction we all get when we meet a potential romantic interest can be acted upon! This feeling feels so natural to all of us that have experienced it. When I hear that phrase, I believe people are just saying that some people “fall in love” with someone of the same sex and that is the way it is. They have the right to marry that person. Anyone that disagrees is unloving. They don’t know what love is! It seems like advocates of same-sex marriage believe that being in love changes all natural rules.

What if we all thought and acted on this love is love romantic feeling whenever is hit us? I believe this “Love is Love” movement is and has been destroying and preventing marriages for quite some time now. The misunderstanding of love and commitment has a lot to do with this love is love statement becoming so popular. “Love is love” has been destroying the definition of marriage long before the homosexual movement hijacked the phrase, along with the rainbow. I believe the main purpose of the gay movement is to continue the quest to eliminate marriage completely and break up families. The homosexual movement did not start this. Other ideas have paved the way quite smoothly, so now we have professing Christians and churches buying into it. Heterosexuals nowadays hesitate or don’t get married and nobody bats an eye. Living together is the norm now, or just simply staying in a relationship without any real commitment.

The Love is love movement has been destroying families for quite some time now. So often we hear of a couple getting divorced because one of the two people “fell in love” with someone else. Many times we hear people validate themselves by saying “it just happened or we didn’t mean to fall in love. My spouse wasn’t doing this or that for me and this new person is just awesome.” Check the stats on the success rate of second marriages. The adults are just so sure that the kids are fine and will be fine!

Do we really believe this? I know my kids would be heartbroken. If you are a supporter of the Love is Love movement and in a relationship, how would you feel if this happens to you? Love is love remember? Your significant other simply fell in love with someone else. Can you really argue with them about leaving you?

Lasting love is far more than this. Love is a choice. Love is knowledge. Love is tough! Love is sacrificial. I advised my children to stay away from the love is love crowd when picking someone to marry. This crowd is unpredictable, noncommittal and they may not see it clearly yet. That love is love, romantic love you feel in the beginning will die away and give way to the real deal. Too many are afraid to commit to one person, waiting for the “better deal” to come around. Many others leave too quickly when the going gets tough. That’s not real love.

Marriage is something different and it has been defined since the beginning of time.

But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh, so then they are no longer two , but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let not man separate.

Mark 10: 6-9

In years past we were taught by example that marriage is one man and one woman for one lifetime. Example is a very powerful teacher. It was assumed that we would marry the opposite sex. When I got married, I got married knowing that this was a lifetime decision. I had three children and I knew darn well that the best situation I can raise them in is with a mother and father present.

I have been told by well-meaning people that anyone can raise a “good” kid. The example I have been given is look at how well-behaved some kids are in homosexual families and some traditional families raise misbehaving kids. Of course, well behaved kids can come from any combination or situation, but I am not talking about being well-behaved. If a man and a woman are naturally needed to produce a child, how much sense does it make to deliberately bring children into this world knowing a male or female will be absent? Love is love, but marriage is marriage.

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Judy Rice

About the author, Judy Rice: Judy Rice is the proud mother of teenage triplets, Jillian, Spencer and Derek and wife to Gary, one of the most loving, hardworking, honorable men in the world. She is a Christian who is a huge fan of traditional marriage, freedom, and is pro- life to the core. She has a Masters in Counseling from DePaul University in Chicago and a Bachelors degree in Communications from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before kids, she worked as a counselor, advisor and teacher at the university level. She clarified her world view in her thirties and believes her most valuable education continues to come from reading the Bible, reading in general, listening, paying attention and participating in meaningful communication wherever it occurs. View all articles by Judy Rice

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