Friday, November 14, 2008

Secrets and Taboo Topics

I've just stumbled upon two great articles that seem to speak directly to me. (The links are below.)
You know, I share...a lot...and sometimes too much...but I guess I feel like that by being open and sharing, I'm helping someone with the same problem or issue that may not feel like she (or he) can talk about. I'm pretty sure there's a lot of this "kind of stuff" going on nowadays than in previous days. Look at some of the topics these ladies are ministering to: Pat Layton, Kay Arthur, Ruth Graham.

As I have somewhat shared in recent weeks, my marriage is struggling. Honestly, that's the best way I can say it. I don't know what is going to happen. One of the things my husband told me was that sometimes he doesn't want to be married. I had to laugh because how many times have you felt that way? Or looked at your kids and thought...ugh really? Do I have to keep them? I asked him, "Don't you realize how many people feel that way?" He said he didn't. There are certainly times I don't want to be married but I made a commitment to God and to him, and darnit I want to keep that commitment! (BTW, I thank all of you for the prayers and the words of encouragement you've provided along the way. I'm believing God and trusting Him to do what is best. Talk about crying out to Jesus...shew!)

So, without further babble from me, here are the links to the two different articles I have found really interesting today. I sent the one about men to my husband, because maybe he doesn't realize that other men think the same way he does about things. The other article is pretty self-explanatory so there's no need to delve into that. (God has given me a sense of discretion, which at times I use.) If it's something you want to talk about, by all means, please email me! I'd love to talk to someone who has had (or has) the same experience. (These are both articles from Redbook, which I don't think I've ever really looked at. )

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer. 29:11