Are you spiritually private?
Until a few years ago, I was rather private about my walk with the Lord. I don’t mean I hid it, but I talked about it generically, at a distance, dispassionately. I talked about it much the way some talk about sex. Fortunately, I did not do this with my bride, but I did with other people, and especially with my children. So, I talked about Jesus, and following Him, but I did not open up and let folks see into my walk with Him. I was living it in front of people, but not talking what was going on inside. I don’t really know why – some odd shame thing – much the way some folks are about sex.
Are you like this? In particular, are you like this with your bride or your kids? If you are this way, I suggest you wrestle with it and work on overcoming it. Your bride and kids need to see your walk up-close and intimately, and others will benefit from the same.
And yeah, it’s tough. Yeah, you feel naked at times. Keep going, it gets better.
Links to blog posts that stood out to me this last week:
Note – I didn’t find much out there this week. Could be a summer slump in posting, could be I’m to busy to pay attention, could be just one of those random things.
Happily Married After
Why Didn’t You Jump? : Think your marriage is over, or want it to be? Good advice here.
The Marry Blogger
7 Links for Married Couples : Stu has a great post on his posts, and throws down the gauntlet to the rest of the Marriage Blogging community.
Project Happily Ever After
The Hidden Camera Marriage : Very challenging – could you live a totally honest marriage?
The Romantic Vineyard
Freebie Friday: Fresh Motivation : Links to some great marriage blogs (and TGH, got them fooled!) and a new music video you should watch with your bride.
Warning: Compromising In Your Marriage May Ruin It : I agree with Corey 100% on this one – “I define compromise as each party goes away equally unhappy.” Great article on why compromise is usually a cop-out (my words).