"If You Like Pina Coladas" - Guest Post By Cindy Beall

Cindy Beall is a writer, speaker, and a mentor to women. She and her husband, Chris, speak openly about their difficult journey through Chris' infidelity and pornography addiction that nearly destroyed their marriage and ministry. Through God's grace they have inspired thousands of couples and have returned to full-time ministry where Chris serves as the Oklahoma City Campus Pastor at LifeChurch.tv. www.cindybeall.com                                                                                                                                                                        f you like Pina Coladas. 

And gettin' caught in the rain. 

Go ahead and thank me for sticking that song in your head for the rest of the day.  It's the least I could do.

If You Like Piña Coladas by Rupert Holmes is one of my favorite songs of all time.  The song tells a story of a married man who started searching for another woman in the personal ads.  He finds one that appeals to him and writes back to her.  He feels bad about his wife but he has decided that his needs and desires must be met.  So, they plan a meeting.

And while I'm clearly NOT A FAN of the adultery, I do like how the story turned out.

The lyrics say:

So I waited with high hopes And she walked in the place I knew her smile in an instant I knew the curve of her face It was my own lovely lady And she said, "Oh it's you." Then we laughed for a moment And I said, "I never knew."

This married couple had fallen into a routine and neglected their marriage.  They both thought that someone else would be better and would bring excitement into their lives.  What they didn't realize is that the passion for each other was still there...but the effort was gone.  They stopped pursuing each other.

I'm guessing that some of your marriages are suffering right about now.  Some of you may even have the grass is greener mentality going on.  I'd like to challenge you to start watering your own yard and see what happens.  Remember what brought you together in the first place.

I'm guessing there had to be a spark at one time.

Cindy Beall