I am not a big tv-watcher, and I have not watched Jon & Kate Plus 8 for a few seasons, but who could not watch the new episode with the “big announcement.” Even though I have not followed all the gossip and updates about what is going on between Jon and Kate, you only need the basic idea: their marriage is falling apart. It may seem pathetic, but my heart breaks watching this family, with 8 beautiful children, going through such hard times. And of course everything is amplified because of the cameras and media attention. Even watching the show makes me feel awkward for Jon and Kate, with the avoidance and separate commentary.
Given the current rate of divorce (near 50%), I can’t imagine having to deal with a divorce with 1 child, much less 8 children. It also makes the thought of marriage kind of terrifying. Not that I am even anywhere close to engagement or marriage, but how can you trust your feelings and instincts that the person you are with will be the right person for you 10…..20…..50 years down the road? For me, that is where my faith is going to have to be strongest and trust that God will guide my decision-making. I only hope that when that day comes, I am in the right place to listen.