Oh what a lovely day it was, just us 5 together! We slept in; did chores; got cleaned up; dined; Mother and I played a piano duet; we sang hymns; and then we watched a very good Dr. Davis tape. It was called, "12 reasons why I am for the permanence of marriage" and it had a lot of answers to some questions I had had in my mind about divorce and remarriage. I believe that when a man and a woman marry, they are making a commitment to each other, (a covenant,) as, nearly everyone says in their vows, "till death do us part." Dr. Davis showed scripture passages that helped me to clear up in my mind what the best thing to do is in a situation where a couple is already divorced and remarried... According to the Bible, they have committed (that's a one time thing--as it doesn't say they are committ-ing) adultery, but it also says that they are married now. If they repent of their sin, they can have a wonderful marriage in the Lord and be at peace. However, then they need to make sure they stay faithful to that partner until one of them should die. This understanding really helped me, as I had wondered before if it would be the right thing for the two, once they realized they had sinned, to separate... When there are children involved, that would seem to make everything really terrible for everyone.
Anyway, if anybody would like to watch this tape, I'd be happy to loan it to them, as Mr. Davis explains everything so much better than I did just now!
The rest of the afternoon, we played games and just enjoyed being together. After chores, we watched a movie together; had family prayer time; and now I'm writing here before hopping into bed. :)
I hope you all had as lovely a day as I did!
One thing made this day not so lovely though.... This evening, our neighbor called and said that he had to take his wife to the hospital today, as she was having a hard time breathing. Mother's going to Bismarck tomorrow, so I think she's planning on stopping and seeing Gladys there. Prayers would be much appreciated, as Gladys has had these kinds of problems before. Thanks so much!