On my way to the office, I was perusing through the radio waves. Then I heard this woman on the radio telling her husband that she was so unhappy in the marriage and that she wanted to divorce him. It was a live conversation over the radio. At first, I was a bit shocked.
I was thinking of a couple of things when I heard the wife express how she felt. First of all, I was thinking, “Couldn’t she have told him in the privacy of their home and not over the radio?” Secondly, I was thinking, “Couldn’t they have seen the warning signs early on? What makes two people let things get so bad that the only option is a divorce?”
You should have heard the husband. He was in complete shock. I seriously thought he was going to cry over the radio. What topped it off is that the wife said that she was also seeing someone else.
Then there was silence for 5 second, which seemed like eternity.
The radio host finally came on and said that he was the “other person.” More silence. Then the radio host finally said that the wife did what she did to win Hannah Montana concert tickets for their daughter! I was floored. The husband was floored. Talk about awkward, huh?
Then it got me thinking even more about how people will practical do anything for their children. There was another story about a mom in Texas who helped her daughter to lie on an essay contest to win Hannah Montana concert tickets. What was the lie? The girl wrote about how her father was a solider in Iraq, who was killed by a roadside bomb! You can read about the story here.
I am wondering what some of us would do to get something that we really want.
Can every person really be bought? Is there a price that is right?
This is when years of working on integrity can help a person. But even then, we have to guard our hearts lest we fall.
“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (Jer 17:9)
“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” (Pr 4:23)