I was going to write this post on the subject of “declarations and how we can overlook the difference between what actually exists and what we declare to exist but are only declarations. Marriage is a great example. Marriage is what we declare this union between to people to be. That’s why the current debates on the subject are always going to be fruitless because it’s simply what you say it is. Think of all the adjectives people append to “marriage,” happy, unhappy, gay, and so on.
Thinking more about this subject, I listened to a podcast in bed last night around the story of Janine Shepherd. The podcast was really about how we define or declare our identity and how that can either limit us or become the tool to expanding our lives. Her story is so powerful I can do no better than link you to it: