I've been reading about porn lately in a number of places and it's time.
I've been single for 9 1/2 years and I've chosen to stay quiet because there are things that I don't want my kids to know. But I'm pretty confident that they don't read this and there are a few things I need to say.
I read a lot about "his sin" and the innocence of the woman.
If the sins of another person focuses our hurt, our wrath, our anger and our "consequences" onto that person...we have missed the point of the Gospel.
Did the sin of my husband hurt me...
any more that **my own sin** hurt the heart of God?
Do I really believe that my own wretched selfish sin...is any better than the sin of my husband...that I could hold it over his head in my own reactions of hurt and anger?
Is that the way I want to be treated by God?
A while ago (years) I read an article about a woman who had a wretched childhood and grew up into a wretched adulthood. Prostitution, porn, drugs, etc.
Then Christ made her His child.
There were a number of bloggers out there who had problems with her telling her whole story and the issues they had were varied.
One was - why does she glorify sin by telling of the sin she was in? That is not the way to look at it...she is glorifying God by telling the depths to which she had sunk and that God can nobody is beyond God's grace.
Another - who is she to think that she can just repent and have a "get out of consequences free" card? Does she really think that she can just become a Christian and be accepted? Hello? do you know what she did? That is not the way that it is! If the Father embraced the prodigal, so should we. It is our job to raise up the children in the faith, not keep them down.
Next - Okay, she's a Christian? but she will never be qualified for ministry - after all, she may be forgiven, but there are earthly consequences. No...no... Paul was a murderer. So was Moses. David was a murderer - and an adulterer. They were all ministers of God's Word.
The prodigal should be restored. Period.