Skip to comments.The Two Lists: A Former Pro-Choice Atheist Reflects on Sex, Abortion and Anger
Posted on 01/28/2010 3:56:54 PM PST by wagglebee
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frank peretti covered this a decade ago in a novel entitled, “Prophet.”
My dad said his dad gave him one line’s worth of sex ed: If she’s good enough to sleep with she’s good enough to marry.
My dad married his high school sweetheart and (so far) has had 58 years of married life and 12 children with her. I don’t think it even occurred to him to separate sex, marriage, and having children. They were all one package, and so far the same has held true for all his children and grandchildren. He’s in a nursing home and can hardly think of his family without crying for joy at how blessed he’s been. When my Mom has to leave him there to go back home they kiss like they were still high school sweethearts; it tears her apart to not have him home.
That’s not the cheap stuff people fling around every day. That’s the real gold. I pray there will still be people with that kind of love, commitment, and understanding of God’s plan for my children to spend a life with.
Thank you for sharing that beautiful story. I pray the same thing for my children daily. God bless you all!
Thanks for the excellent post!
Wow! Thank you for sharing. Your family is truly blessed to have such an example to follow. I’ve been married to my sweetheart for almost 19 years. I pray we have many, many more.
Beautiful story of your parents who have lived their lives in the kind of relationship that God intended a man and woman to share. Such love, stability, and commitment bless the generations to come and truly glorify God.
Sure is uplifting to read your good news threads!!!
This is an excellent find. Thanks for posting.
We know we are greatly blessed. Things weren’t always a bed of roses, but God’s grace was always there to see us through and we definitely learned that He is faithful and can give us strength and love when we have none of our own left to give.
Our 18th anniversary is in June. I think I’m more deeply in love with him now than I’ve ever been. My two oldest sisters have lost their husbands. My oldest in a farm accident less than two months after they were married, both of them well into their 40’s. And my second-oldest sister just buried her husband in October after a 5-year battle with brain cancer. I can still hear him laughing when I think of him. He was a gracious, quiet, Godly man.
Our first child was stillborn at 42 weeks. We still don’t know what went wrong. Went in to have labor induced and she died during the monitoring. But ever since then we don’t say good-bye without also saying, “I love you”. Especially if we’re mad at each other. Life is truly such a gift. And such a miracle.
I really hurt for the people who haven’t yet learned how precious life and enduring, faithful love are. We have indeed been greatly blessed.
Conditions under which it is acceptable to have sex:
If you’re in a stable relationship
If you feel emotionally ready
If you’re free of sexually transmitted diseases
If you have access to contraception
She’s cleaned this up a lot, unless “stable relationship” means “I know his name” and “emotionally ready” means “dead drunk.”
Have read two of Perretti’s novels. Gut-wrenching — and it is happening.
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