As the world turns around us, we need to know that we stay true to our convictions and beliefs that made us the people we are today. The times will change without a doubt. The technology will advance, indeed.
Our surroundings will evolve, and we will adapt accordingly. Our country is in shambles. The main reason for it, I believe, is that we have too many cracked families. Over a third of our non-married families in America live in poverty and about three-quarters of racial minorities are born out of wedlock.
On the contrary, the poverty rate for married couples is less than 10 percent. This doesn’t mean you should be temerarious and get married today (laughs). It means we shouldn’t play possum to God’s calling of the union to your partner of the opposite sex once that time comes, because that time definitely will come. People will think you’re crazy for walking down to that altar to get married.
Heck, some people think you’re insane for going down the altar to give your life to Christ; shame on us. Still, we must not be numb to completing our lives as God has recommended in the Bible.
We should not be deaf to the call of love for the person we want to spend some or all of our lives with.
There is this old adage that says love is blind. That is true. Love is a vision. Love is a vivacious journey that you cannot explain totally from only eyewitness testimony — we know that’s unreliable anyways (laughs).
Therefore, we must not rely on just feeling or sensation, even though it’s important. Yet, we must rest on the faith we have in God and confidence in our decisions.
It remains true that we must be spiritually sound, mentally stable, financially solvent and religiously refined, at all times.
We can never do this alone and we will always need help along the way to keep the established American standard.
If we stay prayed up and stay fit, our families will stay together even when the days don’t sound as sweet as Al Green.
Jordan Thomas Cooper is a 2015 graduate of the University of South Carolina. He is the first African-American to serve in both the governor and lieutenant governor’s office as an aide in South Carolina and has worked on several Republican candidates’ national campaigns.