Note: Please forgive the absence for the last couple of weeks. I was ill with the flu.
Jesus said in Matthew 5:44 to “love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”
Today and every day going forward we will pray for those in the news and for those who need the love of Jesus in their hearts. If there is anyone you feel compelled to pray for in this blog, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When I read this today, I was dumbfounded; totally floored: “Tiffany Trump’s friends just entered a sexless marriage, which isn’t a terrible idea.”
The Yahoo News article talks about New York “socialites” Quentin Esme Brown and Peter Cary Peterson, who were recently married in Las Vegas. They weren’t married on a drunken whim, as many succumb to when in Vegas, but had planned it for years. The perplexing thing about it is that they planned on making it a “sexless, open marriage,” and actually planned on “dating other people.”
“Peter and I are not romantically involved–in fact we … will continue to seek love in all forms,” Brown said.
The same article mentions a new book by a licensed therapist, Susan Pease Gadoua, called “The New I Do,” who says she hasn’t met anyone else with this kind of marriage, but that “it fits in with the way she sees many people deciding to change the rules to suit their relationship needs.”
This type of new age thinking has the potential to influence millions and millions of young people, a generation that could even further destroy what God had originally meant for marriage between a man and a woman. I will expound upon this later in the week.
Therefore, let us pray:
“Lord, we pray today for Ms. Brown and Mr. Peterson. We pray that you sear their hearts. Without judging them, we see that they obviously care for each other, but if they plan to be with others that it may not be the love that you intended between a married man and a woman. We pray that they develop that type of love for each other to where they will not want for others, but want for each other both in agape love and physical love as you intended it. We pray that you bless that home and open their eyes to see that they only need each other, with you as the foundation of their marriage.
We also pray that this type of thinking doesn’t influence others. We pray that impressionable people won’t be influenced by their recent actions and ideals and will turn to You for guidance and direction on love and marriage and what is right in Your eyes. While we don’t pray negatively for anyone, we pray that this new book by Susan Pease Gaduoa is seen and read with eyes of discernment and that others are not influenced by something that the enemy has obviously devised to destroy what You see as good. We rebuke this movement and pray that the Holy Spirit slays it right now at is very foundation. We praise you and thank you for all marriages between a man and a woman and ask that you bless them and cover them with Your blood so that they may endure everything the enemy throws at them to try to ruin lives. You are greater and mightier than the enemy, and we put our trust always in You to protect us and our marriages from his deceit. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.”