Vanna’s Marriage Advice

In a recent post on yahoolife, Wheel of Fortune, co-host Vanna White offers her thoughts on fashion, aging, and exercise.

Vanna joked that it’s “depressing” to her how much she’s aged since beginning work on the Wheel 40 years ago. In listening to the interview, Vanna’s self description as “that country girl…simple and comfortable and not glammed out all the time” seemed natural and genuine. During the interview she shared her views on marriage and the advice she gives her two children, now in their twenties.

“Don’t get married until you’re 30. You can live with your girlfriend or boyfriend. You can have all the fun you want. Just don’t get married until you’re 30,” Vanna advised.

“We all go through many different things throughout our young life,” she reasons. “I think we mature as we get older and just, why not? Wait until you’re 30, you can still do all the same stuff,” she says. “Just don’t tie that knot, just in case.”

When Norma Jean and I were married in 1968, “living with an unmarried partner was rare. Only 0.1 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds and 0.2 percent of 25- to 34-year-olds lived with an unmarried partner,” according to the Current Population Survey, as reported by the U. S. Census Bureau.

How times have changed. The report says that living with an unmarried partner is now very common. So much so, that the lady once dubbed as “America’s Sweetheart,” feels no reticence nor fears any blowback for sharing her views.

For the record, we have nothing against Vanna. We are regular Wheel watchers. And enjoy her delightful demeanor and playful banter with co-host Pat Sajak. Nonetheless, Vanna’s advice is not Biblical. Her philosophy is similar to many folks, as she told People magazine. “I’ve always had my own personal relationship with God.” However, she says, “I don’t preach, because everyone’s entitled to their own beliefs.”

Today, people want to appear spiritual and speak of their “personal relationship with God,” but they want to make their own rules. Their relationship is not based on Divine revelation, but popular, secular reasoning. Unfortunately , in some circles, that notion has crept into the Lord’s church.

God’s advice relative to marriage and sexual relationships has not changed since 1968. Nor in the past (almost) 2,000 years.

“…He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate” (Matt. 19:4-6).

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous” (Heb. 13:4, ESV).

“Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body” (1Cor. 6:18, ESV).

“For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God” (1Thess. 4:3-4, ESV).

“Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality…will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Cor. 6:6-9).

In summary, these verses reveal 7 important truths.

1. God ordered, ordained and organized marriage and the family in the beginning.

2. Marriage is between one man and one woman.

3. Marriage is intended to be for life.

4. The marital relationship is honorable. Pure. Sanctified. And holy.

5. Sexual purity honors not only your own body, but also the Holy Spirit, and Jesus Christ who purchased your salvation with His blood.

6. Sexual relationships outside of marriage are sinful.

7. Impenitent sexual sins will be judged by God and  will prevent one from entering heaven.

Neither popular opinion, cultural mores, or celebrity status alters God’s will for romantic relationships.

–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman


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3 responses to “Vanna’s Marriage Advice

  1. Robert Goff



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