Love Stands

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By: Susan Bea Good

When canoeing together, my husband occasionally stands in the boat…which causes me great discomfort. I don’t enjoy the threat of being flipped into the river…which has happened more than once!

Standing can be dangerous…especially when it involves someone you love.

I recently interviewed two sisters on their opposite stands, regarding the homosexual practice of their brother. Both agreed that their brother’s choice had greatly damaged the potential richness of his life…causing him to suffer physically, emotionally, and spiritually. They both declare their love for their youngest sibling…while disagreeing strongly on the “stand of love.”

One stands on a love that “accepts” the habitual sin. A “non-judgemental” position…keeping the lines of communication open.

The other stands on a love that “rejects” the habitual sin. A position that has resulted in closing the lines of communication…relying on God’s conviction for a change of heart.

The one who has chosen to live in homosexual perversion has a stand also. He/She rejects the one who rejects his sin!

Forty years have passed since my mother lovingly told her little brother that his choice to live as a woman would destroy his life…and their relationship.

One “love-stand” cost nothing…the other cost everything!

One is worth nothing, and the other…everything!

“The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion, desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.” (1 Timothy 1:5-7/ESV)

The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it!

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2 Responses to Love Stands

  1. Susan, I don’t know how much of my blog you have checked, as there have been few page views added since I commented here. What shocks me here is the assertion that “their brother’s choice had greatly damaged the potential richness of his life”. No, it hadn’t. It had greatly enriched it: he no longer needed to deny and suppress his feelings.

    The damage comes from the hatred of others, and the harm they deliberately do.

    The two of my pages I would recommend are Loss and Gain and Choosing Transition.

  2. Dear Susan,

    I am so sorry. I misread this, reading it hurriedly, and so misgendered your aunt. She has shown great courage, following her heart. I hope you may come to see that, and perhaps make some small amends for the harm your mother has done her. I hope you may have contact with your aunt, despite your mother’s rejection of her.

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