SONG OF THE WEEK: Dancing in The Minefields by Andrew Peterson

If you are married, have been married, might be married, knew someone married, or heard about someone who was married, you should hear this song by Andrew Peterson.  The thing that first attracted me to the song was the lovely, smooth sound- very Simon and Garfunkelish. Yes, I know some of you are too young to know Simon and Garfunkel.  Just trust me, it’s a great sound. 

But then the lyrics stuck me.  This song, Dancing in the Minefields is one man’s take on marriage.  SO TRUE!
“I do” are the two most famous last words
The beginning of the end
But to lose your life for another I’ve heard
Is a good place to begin
It’s not a popular notion to describe marriage as two people lying down their lives for another but that’s what it is.  Sure sounds like a minefield!  Somehow we walk into marriage thinking we are to become more of who we want to be.  But the truth is marriage works by submitting yourself so through the marriage you both become more than you can possibly be.  It’s the whole two becoming one flesh thing.

‘Cause the only way to find your life
Is to lay your own life down
And I believe it’s an easy price
For the life that we have found

And we’re dancing in the minefields
We’re sailing in the storm
This is harder than we dreamed
But I believe that’s what the promise is for


I didn’t pick it up hearing the song, but when you watch the video you can tell the guys singing back up are saying “Don’t give up. Don’t give up on us.”  That’s the real message I think.  Through Christ there is always hope. 

Enjoy the video than send this link to a friend you know who needs a little hope in their marriage.  If you have aproblem with this link, go to youTube and type in Andrew Peterson.

About Karen Tripp

Beyond being a Christian Counselor and the President of Cancer Companions, Karen loves to read (she's a great reader) and loves to sing (she's a bad singer) in her home near St Louis, MO. Cancer has personally touched Karen's personal life through her dad - a 23 year colon cancer survivor. Impacting lives for Christ through her speaking, writing and counseling fills Karen with a passion which infuses every task she approaches. (except matching socks. Karen hates matching socks.)
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