What Is Marriage?
What is marriage? Is it simply a public declaration of one’s commitment of love to another for the remainder of their lives? Or is it an acknowledgement of a deeply spiritual bond that both parties acknowledge and commit to develop over the course of their lives? Marriage is a commitment to grow together and share whatever may befall those who make the commitment. It is NOT an institution but rather a vibrant and dynamic exchange between two people for their mutual growth and expansion. Marriage is represented by a ceremony and documents to confess this commitment to the world. It is NOT contingent upon a ceremony and documents. It is an agreement between two parties; not the rest of the world. If two people live together and share this commitment is the ceremony and documents necessary? Hardly! The agreement is between the two people and it does not concern anyone else. Whether couples are heterosexuals, bisexuals or homosexuals, they have an inherent right to experience love the way they feel they need, want, desire and expect to be loved. It is no one else’s business how they give and receive love. Be concerned about how you feel you experience love for you and your partner. Keep your nose out of other peoples’ business in how they feel they experience love. That is between them, their lovers and God. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.
God IS The Love Within Me
What are you to me, oh Lord? Are you the answer to my eternal questions? Are you the source of my abundance or the disseminator of my problems? My friend, Debi Hebel, sums it up in ‘The Love Within’ passage from her book, ‘The Dawning of Erato’; “You are the grace in the sunrise, You are the glory in the sunset, You are the miracle in the light of the full moon, You are the love within me.” Thank you, Debi, for stating so eloquently what I have searched for in putting into words. God IS the love within me. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.
Expand Your Perspective
When people feel that their understanding of spirituality is correct and they refuse to listen to the perspective of others, it is their ego that is blocking further insight from gracing their understanding. Listen to others’ perspective and discern whether or not their revelations are pertinent to yours. Assimilate what works and reject what doesn’t. Anyway you look at it, your perspective will expand. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.
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