Gospel Commentary: Marriage Is Not Acting from A Celebrity Divorce

Wang Baoqiang and Ma Rong
Wang Baoqiang and Ma Rong
By Elsie HuAugust 18th, 2016

These days, a Chinese actor's divorce became a top trending topic in the Internet in China. It seems that Chinese netizens have rallied around Wang Baoqiang and condemned his wife, Ma Rong.

Wang Baoqiang, a Chinese actor famous for his hardworking attitude, announced online last Sunday that he was divorcing Ma Rong for her alleged extramartial affair with his agent, Song Zhe, whom he had already fired.

Ma published a post shortly after, criticizing Wang who had abandoned their family. However, the netizens remained with their attitude and rumors spread on domestic social media regarding the issue. Instead of joining in the "criticism" team, I wonder what marriage means to us. Is it just a drama?

I would like to say that both Ma and Wang have faults.

A wife should safeguard her rights under legal law rather than being unfaithful to the spouse if her husband tends to conduct domestic violence. It's not right to take revenge through illegal means or find a balance.

As for Wang, it's inappropriate for him to publish her alleged affair to the public, so that the world can laugh or talk about the family's scandal.

Since when has divorce become a public topic?

A celebrity filed for divorce with the announcement that could make the whole world discuss the issue, which Ma payed back in her own way.

As a result, neither of them won in the invisible war. The couple once had a happy time in the 2013 Cannes Festival when Wang proposed to her on bended knee and they kissed and hugged. The scene became popular and many blessings came to them.

However, they have become enemies after only three years, wanting to beat the other with measures and words.

There's a saying that all the world is a stage, and all the men and women merely players.

As actors, they still act in real life. In the entertainment circle, there are a lot of supplied family scandals and affairs and the audience watch the scenes with comments.

Marriage is not defined as a piece of drama before people or a way to gain profits for oneself.

"Being in love is easy, being married is not. It is to be cherished." The female actress Ma Yili once posted when her husband Wen Zhang appeared to be on a date with another woman.

The news of celebrities' extramarital affairs and divorces are everywhere.

A real marriage values responsibility, tolerance, freedom, giving and sacrifice... the couple can be happy and bear hardships together by giving mutual support to one another through the winds and storms of life. Faced with difficulties from the family or the environment, they can offer the other encouragement, hope and confidence under the same goal. They are also intimate comrade-in-arms.

The Bible includes a song of love in Chapter 13, 1 Corinthians: "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."

It writes the right attitude for real love.

But what's love in society? It resembles eating fast food or a packed meal and you eat a bit for it seems delicious. You may throw it away and change another if it tastes bad.

Before marriage, it should be clear that you like his advantages and accept his shortcomings. Figure out the significance of the combination and responsibility. 

If not, the way of squeezing toothpaste out of a tube may ignite a war.

Marriage is sacred and a blessing from God. You know your partner best by personal experience in marriage. It is for the two loving people and it's unnecessary for others to know his or her goodness or bad points. It's also a convenant between the two, not a drama before men. 

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