What Would Jesus Do (In Stepfamily Situations)?
I was reading through the blogs here, and whenever I read about divorced, blended and step families, I can’t help but think about the Bible. I didn't want to hijack those blogs so decided to post this here.
I can’t help but think, WWJD? I know the Bible isn’t the biggest advocate of divorce, and many Christian pastors don’t seem to advocate it unless one or both parties is being abused somehow and/or cheated on. What do you think Jesus would have to say about our situations, and each player involved in them?
Don’t you wish the Bible had clarified for some people that while you may love your kids much more unconditionally than your spous, and that’s perfectly ok, your marriage should come first because your kids will hopefully grow up to have lives of their own? Don’t you wish it spelled out for some people how Jesus loved both His disciples (in this case kids/adult kids) AND His church (wife) very deeply but very differently? Don’t you wish it had spelled out for these guys how destructive it is for their kids if they aren’t parented and taught to treat all people with respect even if they don’t like them, especially adults?
I just look at so many of the blogs in this particular forum and think, WWJD? What would He say to each person involved in the stepfamily situations here?