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Feb 13

Bonding In The Backseat, Breakup In The Bedroom

Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Bruno3These last few days we’ve been looking at some Bruno Mars songs and lyrics since he was featured on the Super Bowl Halftime Show.


Today is Amy and my 320-month wedding anniversary. Yes, I still count months because I treasure our marriage.  MySilentScream is here Inspiring Great Relationships Every Day and I hope to inspire you to treasure marriage, whether it’s yours or not.

In “Marry You” Bruno sings,

Cause it’s a beautiful night,
We’re looking for something dumb to do.
Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you.

When I think of marriage, mine, yours, Bruno’s or anyone else’s I hope that it’s anything but “something dumb to do.”

I’ll go get a ring let the choir bells sing like oooh,
So what you wanna do?
Let’s just run girl.

Runing into relationships is impulsive. Like a tree with shallow roots an impulsive relationship usually blow down when the inevitable winds of life blow against it. Impulsive relationships seldom last.  Bruno knows they don’t last and offers an exit.

If we wake up and you wanna break up that’s cool.
No, I won’t blame you;
It was fun, girl.

WHAT?!? Such a casual nature to something so special and sacred is why so many marriages end with breakups.

Bonding In The Backseat, Breakup In The Bedroom

Bruno’s lyrics remind me of a song by an 80’s song by Meatloaf called Paradise By The Dashboard Lights. In “paradise” he begs and prods, desperately looking for sex eventually promising marriage until finally he secures his prize. Their lusts lead to marriage, but also a relationship filled with regrets:

I started swearing to my god
And on my mother’s grave
That I would love you to the end of time
I swore I would love you to the end of time

So now I’m praying for the end of time
To hurry up and arrive
‘Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you
I don’t think that I can really survive

I’ll never break my promise or forget my vow
But God only knows what I can do right now
I’m praying for the end of time
So I can end my time with you

Relationships, all relationships, involve give and take. We were created for relationships with God and with one another. It’s a special and a sacred responsibility.

Marriage is even more special. “Honor marriage,” the Bible says, “and guard the sacredness of sexual intimacy between wife and husband. God draws a firm line against casual and illicit sex.” 1


If listeners never paid attention to the lyrics, “Marry Me” sounds like a sentimental love song. One man who heard the song decided to do the opposite of “something dumb to do.” He had a surprise flash-mob proposal planned for their memorable moment of what I’m hoping will be a wonderful great relationship. Check out the proposal here!

1 – Hebrews 13:4, MSG

Bring on the comments

  1. Happy Anniversary! love you! This is a great post 🙂

  2. Thanks Aim!
    Happy 320!

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