Our culture tells us to focus on everything we don’t need to focus on, and ignore all the things we need to focus on. It tells us we have to participate in everything, and do all the extracurricular events, and have all the right possessions. It tells us that our marriage has to take a backseat to our job, and our kids, and our community, and (when it is convenient to their narrative) even our country. And sometimes that may ring true as in the case of a war for the survival of our society or when you have a newborn at home for the first time. But so so so often that is just a bald faced lie. How can our kids, or community, or country, or even our job survive without our marriage being strong and coming before that. What kind of home can we possibly have if the two people that are supposed to become one flesh and make a place a home aren’t on the same team, fighting the same battle, swimming the same direction, each day?
We can either call God master or culture master, not both. We can either be called crazy by culture and focus on our marriages, or we can chase after culture and run away from God. We can’t go two directions at the same time … and neither can our Country.
— JT Cope IV