This post is set to publish 1 hour and 59 minutes before the end of the world as supposedly predicted by the Mayans, so if you are reading this, the odds are we dodged the bullet.
Of all the dooms day claims around, the Mayan one was one of the silliest and easiest to disprove. What is sad is that there are so many crazy claims out there these days. Doomsday scenarios, conspiracy theories, stories that turn out to be made up, lies repeated so often some start to believe them, and so many things that defy logic, scientific reality and common sense. What is most sad, to me, is that far too many who call Jesus Lord are guilty of sharing these things.
What does all of this have to do with marriage? Distraction. We have limited time and attention, and when we focus on things that are untrue or irrelevant we are not focusing on what is true and important. This is true for all aspects of our lives, including our marriages. When we spend a lot of time and energy worrying about what our spouse “might” do, or “might be doing” behind our back, what they “may have done” in the past we are distracted from the good things they are doing. When we look for bad in our spouse, we will miss the good they do. This harms our relationship, and might contribute to a marital doomsday!
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