It is much easier to be a whale than to be an attractive wife. I know my husband is going to love me forever and always tell me a beautiful, which makes it easy to eat the cupcake or veg on goldfish. I want more than that though. I want him to want to show me off. I want other people to look at us and be jealous of his attractive wife.
I skipped my freshman 15 in college.
I’m worried it’s catching up to me in married life…
I attended my first gay wedding this weekend. It was so beautiful. Both of the brides were glowing and overflowing with excitement and love for each other. I am honored to have been a part of such a monumental day.
On that note, I’d like to remind you guys that love breeds love and just as quickly hate breeds hate. Not everyone is okay with homosexuality yet, but just because they aren’t now doesn’t mean they can’t be in the future. I am personally struggling with my point of view, knowing love is beautiful in any form as well as knowing what my Christian beliefs are.
I think it’s important to know that we will not change anyone’s mind about homosexuality by being hateful and rude. Putting someone down because they have different beliefs is the same no matter what way you spin it. Bashing the other side for not being accepting will only foster their negative feelings. Criticizing someone’s choice of a life-partner will only make them more determined to love that person. I’m not by any means saying to change your belief system, but I am saying that cutting someone out of the family or assuming the parents are worthless because they are struggling is not what Jesus would do. The only way to make a difference is through love - the love of Christ. How you choose to show that is your choice.
I choose to show that by standing in the crowd of a lesbian wedding. Why? Because Jesus would have. He came to love, be love, show love, and that’s what drew so many people to Him. I’m by no means the best Christian, but I do know I was made in His image and He gave me a heart full of love to give. I choose to love these beautiful brides and be a support system they don’t have at the moment. I choose to love the family that didn’t show up in hopes they will soon learn how to do so towards the newlyweds in the future. I choose to bridge the gap and love people for who they are, not what they do. I choose to love knowing that I am loved despite all my flaws. We are all God’s children and we are all made in His image. He loves us all, no matter what.
We’re all sinners.
We all fall short.
But through Christ’s love, we are all made whole and worthy.
(And, in the long run, a sin is a sin. So, if you consider homosexuality a sin, it’s just as nasty in God’s eyes as the lie you told yesterday… which makes that theory kind of silly, don’t you think?)