This past Sunday, we re-watched the sermon on covenant marriage and its differences from a contract. (eg: conditional love is not a covenant, but a contract) It was re-affirming in many ways. But, as so many of Chris Hodges talks do, it got me thinking about much deeper things.
I wanted to dig deeper.
He says many things that resonate with me, but what I’ve been tossing around is the question of what is the order of being faithful to blood over water.
Or, in other words, do we have to accept and stand behind everything because someone is blood family? Just because you are blood-related does not mean that you support or sit back and take whatever is dished out.
I’ve seen it played out. I’ve seen it abused. I’ve seen other relationship die at the expense of others, only because of blood.