Sunday, 28 September 2008

Split the nuclear family at your peril...

I was reading the other day about (yet another) father who had killed his kids and then himself on the break-up of his marriage. Clearly this is a great evil. But to understand it I think we must understand the huge damage done when one (whoever that one is) attempts to split the nuclear family. There is something akin to a nuclear reaction - with devastating consequences.

Friends of mine who have split up, who used to love each other, are now filled with rage towards each other. They deceive themselves into thinking it is better for the kids that they split, rather than the constant bickering. But the kids see it differently - and I think in their hearts, the parents do too. But the nuclear reaction of negative energy released by the splitting of the family has created a force that will take truly supernatural power to overcome. So remember them in your prayers.

But the broader point is this: once a couple are married, are committed to each other, have promised to stay together, have made love (and particularly once they have had children) they have created a bond that ties them to each other - a bond so strong that attempting to break it releases a huge amount of dangerous energy - damaging all involved. And there are very many very damaged people around as a result...

3 comments:

The Guild Master said...

That's very well put. I like the extension of the nuclear analogy. The old canard "we're splitting up for the sake of the children" or similar, really doesn't carry any sincerity with it. It's as though the couple concerned can't bear to admit, to themselves never mind others, that it's all about me, me, me. If they did admit that, they'd have taken the first step towards patching up their marriage. They'd be admitting they were wrong, and that demands an apology, and once you have an acknowledgement of that necessity...well, you can work out the rest. But it's not possible without grace.

Ben Trovato said...

Indeed - it is important we understand what is going on, and even more important we pray for all the victims, parents and children, of this diabolical evil.

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