It comes as no shock that yet another Hollywood couple ended up in divorce. Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from her husband Kris Humphries last week. Whats most shocking about this divorce announcement is that it came only 72 days after the 10 million dollar marriage took place. The article states that she cited irreconcilable differences for the split. The media has been insinuating trouble in paradise ever for the couple ever since their August 20th marriage. While the media has spread numerous split rumors between the two, Kardashian herself made a statement on twitter confirming the divorce. A divorce between two Hollywood stars is nothing new, its almost as popular as weddings in Hollywood, sadly the trend isn't just in Hollywood, the divorce rate in the United States has skyrocketed within the past 10 years.
Divorce is not a new subject especially in America, it has become almost the new norm for marriages. However divorce goes against Gods original Blueprint which is being in perfect community and intimacy with God and one another. There are three aspects to this perfect intimacy that we discussed in class a couple of weeks ago. To have perfect intimacy we have to have the three aspects to intimacy all working in harmony, they are Emotional intimacy, physical intimacy, and spiritual intimacy. Due to the Fall we as mankind no longer have perfect community or intimacy with God or one another, and because of this disruption of the blue print we are experiences backfires in our relationships. Interpersonal relationships in our society are highly lacking because of this disconnect from God that we now have. As Christians we have a reconciliation with God through Christ who died for our sins, he now acts as a bridge to put us back into a harmonious relationship with God. However were still not at that perfect state, most specifically those who do not know Christ as their savior, because of that we have this gaping hole that we are trying to fill with superficial relationships with others. However, we cant have that perfect community with one another if we don't first have it with God.
While we all may have our own opinion about the Kardashian's, some even non existent, this article serves as a reminder of the norm when it comes to relationships in our country. Divorce is sadly becoming the norm for marriages, and this is largely in part because of our disconnect from our Lord, and from one another. I think that our emptiness due in part from this disconnect from God, even as Christians leads us to seek out any and all kinds of relationships. This leads to superficial relationships, based on how we as humans perceive them. These superficial relationships can manifest in many different ways, being close on a spiritual level in that you both know one another and God on a deeper level, but yet your lacking in the other two. Some of these superficial relationships can be based purely on sex, others can be deep on a emotional level in that that they are in tune to each others feelings, but yet they lack a connection of the others. Because we focus our relationships on one or two of these characteristics it leaves us vulnerable to unsatisfaction with ourselves and our significant others. In my opinion this is why there are so many divorces and unhappy marriages in our country. We settle on what we perceive to be fulfilling instead of praying, and letting God lead us into a relationship that is pleasing in his eyes.