What about love? Researching about love online was a joke, for the most part, and the dictionary wasn't much better. Now when I say love, I don't mean lust. And I don't mean feelings or anything mushy. I don't mean love for money or the things money can buy. I guess I mean... true love.
So I looked online for stats on marriage and divorce. Sad, sad, sad! 50% of marriages end in divorce, but divorce rates are decreasing. That is because marriages are decreasing as well! Why is that? Because more and more people are "shacking up". Just use the word "fiance" when talking about your lover and everything is okay, even in most churches! Sorry, but somebody has to say it... it might as well be me. And worse than that, more people than ever before are having sex without any real commitments, just "to see if we are compatible". Many are even encouraged to do so as early as high school. Give me a break!! That is just an excuse for doing wrong, you know. . . sinning.
Getting back to divorce, what about vows? A vow is supposed to be "a solemn promise, pledge, or personal commitment, by which a person is bound to an act, service, or condition". Vows are supposed to be very serious, lasting, final, even sacred. When things don't evolve exactly as you thought they would, you stick it out! Most marriages are ending because one or both are "not happy". So much for the vows!
I would say about 2% should divorce because of substantial abuse, but the other 48% should hold to their vows. Like the minister said, "for better or worse, 'til death do you part". Paul said it best: "Love always trusts, always hopes, and always endures. Love never ends." Now that is true love!