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Real Commitment 

1.  the act of commiting 
2.  the state of being committed
3.  the act of committing, pledging, or engaging oneself
4.  a pledge or promise;obligation
5.  engagement; involvement

Our ancestors viewed marriage as a vow before God, a vow to be taken very seriously.  They knew the meaning of commitment.  Today, we live in a culture steeped in immorality, pornography, alcohol and drug abuse and selfishness.  All of these factors have contributed to broken marriages, and a key element that is missing is real commitment.  Look at the words above that define commitment; a pledging; engaging oneself; a promise; involvement.   Whoa.  It makes me pause and ask myself… Am I practicing these things?   Am I involving myself in my husbands life?  Am I fulfilling those promises I made on my wedding day?  Am I participating in his world?  Am I aware of the importance of prioritizing these things?

I remember the night I became engaged, it was such a magical time.  I remember being in awe that this amazing man put a symbol of commitment on my finger.  I knew that it represented his commitment to me above all others, and that felt like such a beautiful compliment!  I love my ring, it helps me to remember to treasure commitment, and to be on guard for things that threaten to steal it.  When I look at it, it reminds me how important it is to check myself periodically, to be purposeful in nurturing my marriage relationship, and to remember how important real commitment is.

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  • Susan
    June 27, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Amen! This song is used in the movie Fireproof and it’s as powerful as the movie. My husband and I often talk about how we need to stay connected in heart, mind, soul, and body to protect our marriage. We have been working on it for 15 years and Lord willing, we will continue to do so to His glory.

    Excellent reminder Amy!

  • pastormrl
    November 17, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    This is an awesome song with a powerful message. Several times I have recommended that people listen to it as part of my pastoral counseling. Thanks for sharing the video!

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