We need to learn how to keep people through love. Despite imperfections, sins, and irritating habits of other Christians, they belong to Jesus and they need our love as a healthy climate for growth.
where i knew he wasn’t necessarily going to be a part of my life anymore, and i was okay with that, maybe even kind of excited for what God was going to do in that.
but having surrendered that to the Lord, He gave our friendship back to me, blessing me by it but also challenging me like crazy. i am different now, and so is he, but here we are again, blurring the lines between hanging out and dating.
i lack discipline. i like hanging out with him, so i compromise clarity. would my future husband be proud? would my future Husband be proud? consideration of those questions must inform my present actions.
As long as the church of Christ has to say, “My right arm is Episcopalian, and my left arm is Wesleyan, and my right foot is Baptist, and my left foot is Presbyterian or Congregational,” she is not ready for the marriage. She will be ready when she has washed out these stains, when all her members have “one Lord, one faith, one baptism.