I am a little late weighing in on this shocking news but, better late than never, I guess [emphasis added].
A profile of the vice president’s wife in the Washington Post reveals the couple adheres to strict rules to preserve the sanctity of their relationship.
According to the article, Mike told The Hill in 2002 that he never eats alone with a woman other than his wife. He also will not attend events featuring alcohol without her by his side.
If we lived in a sane world, this would get either no attention at all or only positive attention because respectful, loving, and successful marriages should almost unanimously be considered a good thing.
Unfortunately we don’t live in a sane world. Instead, we live in a world where lefty websites and unhinged social justice warrior mobs are all too quick to pile on committed Christians they view as backward thinking puritanical zealots who deserve only to be shamed until they drop their Bronze Age dogma and embrace modern reality and “proper” societal norms.
Societal norms that, sadly, replace biblical marriage ideals with casual, self-centered, and ever evolving attitudes that are rooted in nothing more than pop culture opinion and mob mentality emotional hatred of Christianity and its adherents.
I would like to go on record by stating unequivocally that I agree with the Pences and the “strict rules” they have established to protect their marriage because, guess what, marriages need that kind of protection. If you don’t agree then I would argue that you don’t know much about marriage or human nature.
This may come as a surprise to secularists who may be reading this but people, despite what they may tell you, are not all good. We aren’t even mostly good. In fact, the Bible says that all mankind are under the guilt of sin, as a burden; and under the government and dominion of sin, enslaved to it, to work wickedness.
“But not my husband/wife, he/she would never cheat on me, it’s unthinkable, I trust him/her.” Sure, I trust my wife too and she trusts me but that doesn’t negate the need for healthy boundaries, does it? I think the best possible thing for people with a sin nature, even those who swear in all sincerity that they would never cheat on their spouse to do is to purposely avoid situations where falling into the sin of adultery is possible.
In most case, I would argue, a spouse who wouldn’t cheat in million years ends up in a situation, drinks over dinner on a business trip for example, finds themselves getting comfortable, finds themselves having inappropriate thoughts…next thing they know biology and human nature take over and the unthinkable becomes a reality. This happens and this happens to well meaning people without malice or forethought all the time. If you don’t believe me, talk to any pastor, marriage counselor, or divorce lawyer.
Or, talk to someone who is currently living through the fallout of adultery and ask them what they would have done differently that fateful night. Either they are only sorry they got caught (which would be a rare admission) or they wish they would have avoided willfully putting themselves in a situation that “inexplicably” got out of hand.
In an ironic world where the “stay out of my bedroom crowd” hates Christians who take a stand for biblical marriage, I applaud Mike and Mrs. Pence for their boldness. If more couples lived their lives similarly, the world would absolutely be a better place.
And what of the Pence naysayers and haters? I guess we would be wise to just consider the source(s). Here’s just one example.