Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Judgment of Others

I spoke with a friend at church Sunday who is also unequally yoked, and she brought up an issue I think we all run into at one point or another. As unequally yoked spouses, what can we do to cross the faith barrier to connect with our unbelieving spouses? And in so doing, how do we handle the judgments we sometimes receive from other believers.

We’ve talked in the past about how our actions speak louder than words. Sometimes the actions God call us to can look questionable in the eyes of others. I’ve recently joined my husband in playing an online video game that some would consider the “wrong influence.” Is it my first choice of activities? No, but it’s something my husband enjoys and joining him sends the message that I want to spend time with him, and I’m willing to do it on his terms (without sinning, of course) to show my love and acceptance of him.

I knew going into this that other Christians I know would not approve, but I moved this direction out of obedience. This was something God put on my heart to do. Let me cover some key points here:

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4 comments:

Peggy said...

Bless you Dineen and your commitment to hubby!!! I'll catch the rest at SUM...

Just me...inviting you to a special day on this FRIDAY at my place! C'mon over and visit me and make my day!

Share the Love....

Peggy said...

BIG ((((HUGS)))) BACK DINEEN!

YOU need to come back and see cuz you missed my BIGGIE!!!!

Sharing MUCH LOVE & THANKS!

:-)Ronie said...

GREAT article, Neen! It's so easy to fall into judging, that sometimes we dont' even realize we're doing it.

Love you!

CHickey said...

Great points! Being human, I think we all struggle with the issue of judging.