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Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. The impressive new feature film Lincoln brings with it a high-definition reminder of the tremendous strengths and flaws of, and the challenges faced by, the 16th president of the United States.
One struggle that finds its way into the movie — and one scene in particular — is the strained and complicated marital relationship between Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln. I write this not because it is wrong to seek refuge from physical abuse, but because, short of that, millions of marriages end over the agony of heartbreaking disappointments and frustrations.
They do not need to. There is much to gain in embracing the pain for Christ and his kingdom. Our culture has made divorce acceptable and therefore easier to justify on the basis of emotional pain. Historically, the misery of painful emotions was not a sanction for divorce in most cultures. Marriage durability — with or without emotional pain — was valued above emotional tranquillity for the sake of the children, the stability of society, and Cheating wife Lincoln the case of Christians, for the glory of Christ. In Christianity such rugged, enduring marriages, through pain and heartache, are rooted in the marriage of God to his rebellious people whom he has never finally cast off.
For the LORD has called you like a wife deserted and grieved in spirit, like a wife of youth when she is cast off, says your God. Abraham Lincoln brought debilities to his marriage with Mary Todd. He was emotionally withdrawn and prized reason over passion.
When he felt most deeply, he expressed the least. For years before his presidency, he spent four months each year away from home on the judicial circuit. He was indulgent with the children and left their management almost entirely to his wife. She pushed Lincoln relentlessly to seek high public office; she complained endlessly about poverty; she overran her budget shamelessly, both in Springfield and in the White House; she abused servants as if they were slaves and ragged on Lincoln when he tried to pay them extra on the side ; she assaulted him on more than one occasion with firewood, with potatoes ; she probably once chased him with a knife through their backyard in Springfield; and she treated his casual contacts with attractive females as a direct threat, while herself flirting constantly and dressing to kill.
A regular visitor to the White House wrote of Mrs. She had great pride in her elegant neck and bust, and grieved the president greatly by her constant display of her person and her fine clothes. It was a pain-filled marriage. The familiar lines in his face and the somber countenance reveal more than the stress of civil war. But the two stayed married. They kept at least that part of their vows. They embraced the pain, even if they could not or would not remove it. There were resources for healing he did not know, and short of healing, embracing the fire is better than escape.
Increasingly, contemporary culture assumes the opposite. Pain-free relationships are assumed as a right. But God promises his people something better. About Give. Cheating wife Lincoln often flew into rages. What was the gain?
God will give the final answer, but here are two historical assessments. Let Fear Deliver You from Fear The pathway to deeper joy and intimacy with God may be a surprising one: learning to fear him. Marshall Segal. How do you know you are really a Christian and not simply making it up in your mind? Greg Morse.Cheating wife Lincoln
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