Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Music that's good for your marriage

I never noticed, before I was married, how many popular songs just aren't that supportive of the idea of marriage. Plenty of artists sing about the thrill of new love, or about getting away with infidelity, or about dumping (or getting revenge on) someone that cheated on you, or even about the hope of reuniting with old flames despite having a new life.

We all know that there are serious problems in the world, especially ones that negatively impact relationships and the family. I feel that it is a better pursuit to seek out the positive rather than to dwell on the negative. Music can have a great impact on the listener, for good or for bad. Rather than take the chance of becoming degraded by listening to degrading music, why don't we make the effort to listen to uplifting songs with inspiring lyrics?

One song that I feel fulfills this object is "God Gave Me You" by Dave Barnes. The lyrics are beautiful, romantic, and express wonder at the miracle of mutual adoration and admiration! Here's a snippet:
On my own I’m only
Half of what I could be
I can’t do without you
We are stitched together
And what love has tethered
I pray we never undo
The music video is equally touching, and we see that love is more than romance. It is about family, and the generational ties it creates, bringing joy to those that take part. Check it out:


  1. doesn't play on my computer..I agree with your thoughs-what a fun blog :)