Monday, December 19, 2011
Another Impending Divorce?! Deion and Pilar Call it Quits
After 12 years of marriage and three beautiful children together, Deion and Pilar Sanders are ready to call it quits. Deion officially confirmed the split between him and his wife recently to TMZ, saying:
"Pilar and I have decided to end our marriage and move on to the next phase of our individual lives with mutual respect. We are friends and our top priority has and will continue to be the well-being of our children. We arrived at this decision prayerfully and carefully in order to be able to pursue what is in both of our best personal interests."
Wow. The devil sure is busy. It really bothers me that the rate of divorce is growing while the chance of marriage is visibly declining. Especially within the Black community. Whether it's high profile marriages or those low on the todem pole, they are still in desperate need of saving.
The sad part about all of these marriages ending is that most of them we've heard about are lengthy marriages. These people have dedicated at least a decade to loving each other and making families. What's going to happen to the hope the children had of entering long-lasting relationships just as they thought their parents had?
I strongly think there has been too much attention focused on selfish desires and endeavors instead of focusing on marriage as a unit. Deion was quoted as saying their top priority has and will always be the children. See sir, your top priority should have been making sure your marriage lasted. It's God, your spouse, then children. In that order. The sad part is, these couples obviously made it through some tough times before but continued on--hint, the long marriages. However, all of a sudden people just want to call it quits. What is this world and the institution of marriage coming to?
This is becoming redundant and ridiculous.
My question to you is, do you still strongly believe in marriage? Do you think marriages can last a lifetime, even after all the recent celebrity divorces? I say that it's possible, but it takes work that some obviously aren't investing into their relationships. What say you?