We Are not Surprised, Are We.

Our presumed president has changed his position on marriage. Today, he released a statement declaring his support for same-sex “marriage.” To say that I’m disappointed is an understatement.

But surprised? Nah.

Please take a moment to read more thoughts about this unfortunate turn of events. You can read it by clicking this link: http://familycouncil.org/?p=5108


Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

18 thoughts on “We Are not Surprised, Are We.

  1. not one bit surprised.he, quite predictably, is catering to one group of voters. He has obviously decided that he doesn’t care about the voters like you and me.

  2. absolutely right, Katharine. Been doing it and will continue to do it. All who protest his stances are marginalized and humiliated. it is shocking and appalling.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Terry, and welcome to Home’s Cool! 🙂
      I hope it’s about the vote. I wonder if our votes actually count, though. In these days of easy access to everyone’s everything, I would not be at all surprised, not AT ALL surprised someday to learn the vote was all smoke and mirrors after we got electronic voting. Livng in Arkansas, I remember one election that went might suspiciously here. Mighty suspiciously. Seems the “winning” candidate was losing his own state, but many, many of the voting machines were “broken”. After the recount, surprise, surprise, he “won” his own state, after all. Funny how only one city’s votes could completely rearrange the entire percentage, statewise. Hmm.
      It makes me think it is about something else, though.

      1. i hate to say this on paper, but i feel that there is money and money speaks loudly, and can make all sorts of things happen that we do not understand. know what i mean????

  3. I LOVE the tradition of marraige. Whoever wants it should have it. I really don’t recommend it to anyone .. at least anyone i’ve talked to that has been married for more than 10 years. I have never heard of bliss and marraige used in the same sentence. Why shouldn’t everyone have a shot at the Tradition? I think it’s a rights-based issue, a Power issue AND an emotional issue (of course), but why be doubly nasty, (a) judge gays and (b) tell them they can’t have any civil liberties? I don’t get it.

    As far as marriage goes, i’ve gone over this and over this … and can’t decide why i always come back to, hmmm, things always seem to get worse once the I do’s are “on”. Just my opinion.

  4. Melisa, dear, it would take a book to answer all those questions.
    This post was about feeling lied to by the guy in D.C.
    You should question marriage and not gallop into it. Marriage is for cementing the culture and showing the beauty of the relationship between Christ and the Church, and divorce is for the hardhearted. Sometimes the hardhearted marry. Not fun. As time goes by and we drift from our intended moorings and have more and more selfish and hardhearted people, divorce becomes rampant and hardhearted marriages continue ruining children.
    But children happen outside marriage, too, and even then, to the hardheared. I cannot help any of that.
    Loving people, though, benefit from marriage. As do their children. They live longer, as do their children. The whole world and every subset of it just is better for loving people. I cannot help that, either, but I’m going there, as fast as I can.
    I hope you do not think or imply that I am judging “gays”. God has already done that and there is no need for me to.
    I am, instead, terrified. So many lies about marriage espoused by folks who are failing or who have falied at it, by folks who even have never tried it, are leading the way. How can that go anywhere but crazy?
    And the liars — taking up the chant that marriage is wrong or bad or hopeless or needing a change, when really, it is PEOPLE who are wrong, bad, hopeless, needing change! — confusing so many young impressionable ones. It scares me.
    Bliss is an old-time euphemism for bedroom happiness. Marriage was supposed to be the safe wall around such happiness. And still is, for those who are whole enough to grasp how to do marriage. The only way I know to make it happen is to begin life all over again and get it as right as possible, the second time.
    Sometimes the right thing to do is not the fun thing. Sometimes doing the right thing is difficult or scary. Marriage is not always fun and easy and it IS scary. But it is do-able, and it is the right thing. Marriage was given to us by God. Who would have thought of legalizing bedroom activities without Him? Changing what He commanded proves 2 things:
    1. We know He’s up there, or why would we bother?
    2. We don’t have a problem thumbing our nose at Him.
    Maybe I shouldn’t have used my site for a gripe about liars in public office, but I truly hope you can see that I feel gripey because I feel lied to.
    And I hope you can see there is hope for true marriage.

  5. I am not sure I if I should say this or not but it is my first thought on this subject. We have gone from ONE NATION UNDER GOD to an abomiNATION.

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