I’ve been following the blog of Michelle Arnold, former HA staffer and wife to Rod Arnold, another former TM staff member.
On her anniversary, Michelle wrote a great post about marriage. She starts by saying:
I once heard someone say if you marry the right person, you will never have a fight. That person is drinking a very special Kool-Aid. That’s not reality, unless maybe you’ve only been married a year and live on separate continents. But you know what? It seems that people don’t often talk about the reality of marriage.
It’s a beautiful and honest post. You can read the whole thing here.
I love that she included the good, the bad and the ugly. This is reality. This is exactly the kind of mentoring and discipleship we need in the body of Christ – real authenticity about real issues. This gives people hope and freedom.
I have no interest in a Christianity that puts a band aid on my deep wounds and tries to pretend that if we follow a few Bible verses, everything in our life will be fixed. That is just not reality.
Thank you, Michelle, for being real and sharing your heart. For helping relieve us of some of the unrealistic burdens of marriage we learned at the Honor Academy.