Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A Choice of Faith

RingheartSomething happened this weekend that rocked my world. The pain of it still runs deep and reminds of the day my sweet husband told me he’d decided he was an atheist. I can only describe it one word.

Grief.

I won’t go into details, except to say a glaring difference of belief placed a wedge between us. In the past, I’ve dealt with our mismatched beliefs by agreeing to disagree. My determination to love my husband unconditionally never wavered, because I knew that’s what God wanted. I gladly obliged. I will say it hasn’t been that hard because one, my husband is very easy to love, and two, I believe God has enabled me to do so.

But the tables turned this weekend.

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3 comments:

Denise said...

My heart cares for the struggle that you are in..... I have lived those days and I can remember those feelings as though they were yesterday....... I know that God is busy at work in your life with your husband , but I also know that we as women hurt down in our hearts that only God can comfort. I have added you to my prayer list and I will lift you up in prayer and I will pray that the Holy Spirit bring many people in his path to plant seeds that others will water............

Heather Diane Tipton said...

I told you, you could write this... and beautifully done at that!

:-)Ronie said...

Heart-rending post, Dineen. On the counter side of this, I pray that he sees your unwavering beliefs. That's one that I think will stick out in his mind--that even though it was hard to do, you "stuck to your guns," so to speak. I am so sorry for this part of the storm. It's definitely brutal.

Love you, girlie!!!