the discernment bug...

This post will be quick, but I thought it was so important to share!!!

My husband and I both listen to a local, Christian radio station in the mornings, and while he is taking our Little to school, and I am driving to work, most days we take a few minutes to chat. 

So to give you a little back story, I have been on the discernment trail lately. The more I learn, the more I want to learn...Y'all, it's like it's addictive! But anyway, my husband and I have had some discussions about his concerns with what I am doing. My husband is pretty reserved. Have you heard the discription "he's the strong silent type?" Well, there we go :) His biggest concern is that in actively watching, reading and listening to blogs, sermons, books, etc., and "critiquing" what I hear, see or read, that I am being controversial, and judging when I shouldn't be. I've been telling him that as Christians, God's word tells us to be discerning (1 John 4:1) and that while it may seem like we are judging, as long as we are mature and have grace, getting down to the truth is necessary. We have to know for the sake of our family.

All of that to say, after he heard something something on the radio that seemed a little "off" he called me and said, you know what? I think what that lady was teaching was wrong, and she had no scripture to back it up... And we went on to have a great discussion that felt like the equivalent to him sending me some really, pretty flowers to work (Hun, if you're reading this, you can absolutely still send me flowers one day lol). But the bottom line is this...we were brought together in engaging conversation in defense of the God we are working really hard to make the center of our home. 

Ding, ding, ding, ding!!!! My heart is so full :) He gets it! And while this blog is my attempt to help women to not make the same mistakes I've made in the past, and learn to disconnect from their feelings and connect to Jesus, at the same time, I hope that I am able to pull my husband along for the ride too :)

xoxo

marlena