Once upon a…..

November 15, 2013 under Unlikely Christian
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once upon a 21 years ago

 

 

 

Today is the 21st anniversary of the first date with my wife. 

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Next month we will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.

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Thank you…..Thank you very much…..Oh you’re too kind…..Thank you.

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She’s a fantastic wife, mother and my bff.  I can’t begin to tell you how thankful I am for her. 

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But I’m also thankful that she chose not to adhere to the, “Don’t date un-believers/non-Christians” advice that so many pastors/Christians like to give.

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Every time I hear somebody say something like that, I cringe, because my wife was a Christian when I met her.  I, on the other hand, was a non-believer/un-believer/not-really-sure-what-I-believer.  Whatever I was, there’s one thing I definitely wasn’t – a Christian. 

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Uh-oh!

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But here we are, still together 21 years later.  Take that pastors and well meaning Christians!

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Now don’t get me wrong, I totally get why they say that.  Non-Christians have been leading Christians astray since the days of ACTS.  BUT, Christians have also been leading non-Christians to Christ since even before then.  “Hey you should hear this Jesus guy, I think he’s talking over by the lake right now.  We should totally go.  I hear there’s an all you can eat fish buffet too.”

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And yeah I know, the pastors/Christians who say things like that are quick to back it up with Biblical evidence, “What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil?  How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever?”2 Corinthians 6:15 NLT

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But it also says, and I’m paraphrasing, that “Christian” wives can win over their unbelieving husbands by their behavior.1 Peter 3:1-2  And yeah, she played an instrumental part in me becoming a Christian almost 6 years ago and she continues to be a source of strength and inspiration in my walk today.

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So…..

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Who’s right and who’s wrong in this argument?

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Well, I’m going to side with God on this one because I have no doubt that when it comes to my wife, God orchestrated the whole thing.

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And I’m glad He did!

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Because I mean, come on, look at these two kids!

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Non-Christian & Christian*

Happy 21st First Date Anniversary to my beautiful bride, BFF and co-creator of our two teens!

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Thank you God!

 

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