This Just In: I’m A Harlot, Not An Adulteress! (Aren’t We All) Thoughts On HJR-3 and Me and Not Being a Stinky Christian

I love this post by my friend, Beth Bates. It’s too good not to share.
When you are done reading this, I hope you will wander over and check out her other writings.
Enjoy!

Beth Bates

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In other news, upon further examination it has been determined that “adulteress” was not entirely accurate. Turns out I was only a harlot and that, after more research into Biblical definitions and semantics, I apparently had it all wrong about adultery.

According to the author of a somewhat prominent Christian marriage site I’d rather not link here (hey, it’s a blog, not a newspaper), “modern Christians” completely misunderstand the word “adultery,” and I quote:

Here’s a simple test:

If a married man has sexual intercourse with his single secretary, has he committed adultery?

If you answered yes then you don’t know the definition of adultery.

He goes on to clarify the matter thusly: “The fact is that anyone who has sexual intercourse outside of marriage has indeed committed a sin (harlotry*) but if the woman involved is not a married woman then it is not called adultery.” He…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

I’m behind a few challenges so I will post two this week. The first one is Window.

In this first one, our dog is looking a little sad because we made him come inside after playing in the snow for hours. I mean, his poor paws were frozen. He would stay out all day because he absolutely loves the snow.

Snow Day

In this next one, I captured him is in usual position – surveying his Kingdom, Backyardia. He does this first before wandering around his Kingdom. He needs to prioritize his visit.

Surveying the Kingdom

Weekly Photo Challenge: One

I’ve missed a few Weekly Challenges, but to be honest, they were HARD. This one was a good one for me. I had a lot of pictures that were made for this challenge. These are a few of my favorites.

I haven’t been out taking photos like I normally do. I miss it and I’m ready to get back into crazy photo lady mode!