I am writing regarding two articles in the Sunday, 10/13 paper from Roger Hines, “What’s next in the Sexual Revolution?” and Judy Elliott, “The world’s gone off and left us.” I am probably too late to respond, but it took me a while to digest their opinions and not seem too judgmental in my response.
I am what you might call a bad church goer, but I still believe what I was church taught and I am at this moment saying prayers for my daughter who is undergoing surgery at Kennestone Hospital.
My husband and I are 75 and have been married for 56 years. We had to get married, if you know what I mean. Our parents supported us and we got married at a Baptist church in Folkston, GA. We were in our freshman year in college. We both completed college, working, night school, etc. Both our children are married to their same spouses and in loving relationships.
We believe and support the vows we took, “to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.” It does become more difficult as we age, but we are committed to our vows.
As a former middle school and high school counselor, I cannot understand some of these new “polyamorous” commitments. I support LGB marriages and have friends in that community and also have no problem with interracial marriages as long as they honor their commitment to each other and their family together. I hope my two grandchildren will have a happy life in a committed relationship with a significant other who will be their partner in life. I do have concerns about how “polyamourous unions” as described will affect the couple/couples and children in their homes and their future. I hope I am not being too judgmental, “Judge not lest your be judged.”