Were you shocked when you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry?
Can you even imagine how shocked I was when this happened to me? Ooooooeeeeee!
I asked why he was looking to marry someone, anyone, from anywhere, while he already had a wife. And, I asked how he could possibly even think of such a thing, being Christian!
He explained to me that his wife didn't like to have sex with him as often as he would like. Hence, his need to find a second (2nd) wife. He told me that since divorce was out of the question, he wouldn't divorce her; but, an additional marriage was okay.
Hopefully, you didn't pass out, reading this! lol lol lol :-)) If I don't laugh, I'll cry.
Before I ended our chat conversation, I told him I would pray for him and suggested he try loving his wife.
After all, if a woman doesn't feel loved, she won't respond well to her husband. Not just sexually, but in any way. And, I must add, from what he was saying, it didn't sound as if he showed her much love.
How awful it is to realize that even self-proclaimed Christians can distort God's Word, to make it sound like it is okay to sin.
When I told him this, he became angry, informing me that I was being legalistic and unChristianlike, by telling him that marriage was between one (1) man and one (1) woman... only. Nothing more; nothing less.
He let me know that he didn't agree with me; that he believed that he could have more than one (1) wife. After getting even more angry with me, he cancelled friendship.
All I can say is... Praise God! Thank You, Jesus! I know it takes all kinds to make a world, but truly, I do not need friends such as these in my life!
I am grateful that I am truly a child of God.
Not only am I thankful that God has given me good intuition and knowledge of what He wants for His children, through His Word (the Bible), but I am thankful that He has shown me that as His child, I also need to forgive those who hurt me. And, I have.
After all, Jesus forgave us, even in our sinfulness. While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8)!
I realize I need to forgive others; hopefully, you do, too. But, this is a topic for another time!
So is, the topic of various sorts of sin.
Until next time...
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