Today is June 1, 2017.
Today I begin a new series discussing the change of my marital status. I will publish my discussion over the coming days, releasing it in increments.
My decision was personal, and was something that puzzled several. With that in mind, this series is intended to provide clarity, answering some questions as to why my marital status has changed.
Weeks ago I began writing this series, but I am still writing and editing. So I hope that all of the terminology within the material is consistent.
With that in mind, I am NOT a lawyer; therefore I don’t speak as one. As such, I am NOT writing as a legal professional, and therefore I am providing NO legal advice and/or legal counsel.
I am NOT a counselor; therefore I don’t speak as one. As such, I am NOT writing as a counseling professional, and therefore I am providing NO ‘marriage’ or family or relationship counsel.
I am NOT a minister; therefore I don’t speak as one. As such, I am NOT writing a spiritual treatise, and therefore I am providing NO spiritual counsel. However for full disclosure, from 2004 to 2006 I was in a Bible School which prepped individuals for ministry within my religious heritage, and from 2006 to 2010 I served as a pulpit minister within my religious heritage.
I am an individual; therefore I speak as an individual who has studied the Scriptures regarding the concept of ‘marriage’ and the personal relationship. As such, I write from a personal perspective, sharing the things that I have learned.
Other than trying to have personal integrity, I make no other claims about my presentation.
With those things in mind, if you, my reader, happen upon my information and my information causes you to consider things in your own life, the only personal advice I can provide is that you should approach your personal relationship with the utmost care.
I accept that I might share thoughts about the personal relationship that others might not. I accept that I might state things about the personal relationship that others probably disagree with.
However, I value personal integrity and commitment. As such, under most circumstances, I do not advocate the separating and/or dissolvement of a personal relationship.
But, I also realize that from time to time the personal relationship becomes severed, and depending upon the extent of the personal relationship, when severing occurs there is turmoil in the family.