In the immortal words of Bonnie Tyler, "Where have all the good men gone, And where are all the gods?" (Ha! Couldn't resist a Footloose reference!) But, all joking aside, I do have a rather serious topic today. This is one of those rare moments where I may stray from being family-friendly, so be warned. (But I promise not to get too far out of hand!) I don't know what has happened to chivalry and loyalty in this world when it comes to relationships. Where are the men of courage and honor? Have those days gone for good? If what I have been seeing is the norm, then it really makes a girl wonder if she even wants to be in a relationship. And ladies, I'm not letting us off the hook either. It takes two as they say, and it seems that a man who is looking to compromise a relationship (and himself) has no problem finding someone to do it with. (Pun not intended, but just the same...)
But the question I really want to consider is why? Why are we so willing to throw our morals to the wayside when lascivious activities present themselves? Do we have to say yes just because it is available? I certainly don't pretend to have all the answers. You can check my dating background and see that. But I'm just discouraged by men and women I have seen fall to the "grass is greener on the other side" mentality. And I just don't get it. Cheating is never excusable, but that's not to say it's not something a couple can come back from if both sides want to work at it. But what's the deal with cheating in the first place? It's become so common that we barely blink an eye at the news. And that just isn't okay.
I was raised in a fairly small community, and so my formative years were somewhat sheltered. But when I think about the kids in my graduating class (of which there were a whopping 37), less than half of us had parents who were divorced and that was just in 1999. But that is certainly not how it is today. (And I live in the same community, in case you wondered.) Maybe I am in the minority myself, but I believe that divorce is still a big deal, even when it is necessary. But what I really find myself wondering is how can we turn the tide? Is that even possible?
I'm just talking out loud here. I invite you to join me in this discussion, but I ask that you play nice. We all are entitled to our own opinions and gracious knows I don't have all of the answers. I'm anxious to hear from you...