Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Succinct Article on Protecting Marriage

Dear Friends,

I found this article to be an inspiration on why protecting and supporting traditional marriage is so very important. Though it is a bit long, I know it will lift you as it did me! :-)

The Carrie Effect

Here's just a snippet from the article:

"A stunning young Christian beauty-pageant contestant was asked on national television by a gay celebrity blogger (whatever that is) what she thought about gay marriage. Watch the video clip on YouTube. You can see in her eyes that she knows: If she says what she thinks, she is not going to be Miss USA. She’s 21 years old. She’s worked very, very hard for that tiara. She comes from a modest family background. Money is tight, especially since she had to quit her job to prepare for the pageant."

"The tiara means a luxury apartment. It means the possibility of a lucrative modeling career. You can see in her eyes that she realizes all she has to do is ... fudge. 'I don’t like to watch that video,' Carrie has told me. She doesn’t like it for the very reason I found it so powerfully moving: In the space of 30 seconds, you see a young woman first be tempted and then decide that no, she cannot fudge, she has to tell the truth. 'I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there.' You see her choose between truth and the tiara. She never asked for this ordeal, but she was tested and she triumphed."

For truth and righteousness,
Mama Rachel


  1. Please don't take this to heart. I am simply commenting on your article and although I am sure you are a lovely lady, I have a few quarrels with your belief. You believe marriage to be this traditional union between one man and one woman. Yet you live in this ideological ,pseudo-fascist mindset of "purity" where a set model of society is possible, but its simply not. If marriage is the foundation of a society, why do 50% of marriages end in divorce? I don't know about you but this seems a very weak foundation for a society. This is just my two cents but it would be appreciated if you gave a reply. Thankyou and God bless

    1. Supporting an argument by focusing only on the exceptions to the rule is not a strong position-- or even an argument at all. Why should we not reach for the best possible outcomes for our loves and our society as a whole? Why should we just throw up our hands and say that nothing noble or ideal is worth doing? That's just SAD. (And I am not sure how fascism has anything to do with marriage and the foundations of a good society.)

      As for the 50% statistic, that is not an accurate number, and has become anecdotal in our society-- a statistical urban legend. Here's an article that shares more about that: http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2014/May/Divorce-Shocker-Most-Marriages-Do-Make-It/

      I believe in ideal-- not perfect-- homes. I believe in true love, in marriage, and in absolute commitment. And I believe that God has not only ordained, but CREATED marriage between a man and a woman, all the way at the beginning of everything with Adam and Eve.

      May God bless you in your pursuit of truth. I am so grateful for my own convictions.

      With love,
      Mama Rachel


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