I have to confess that until Wednesday of this week I didn’t even know who Mark Sanford (aka Stupidity On Steroids) was. It has been analyzed to death, so I’ll just sum up the political side by saying that Sanford’s sins don’t impact the truth of conservative ideas and that he is the hypocrite, not Republicans (who actually do a much better job of policing their ranks than Democrats).
More importantly, I hope readers will focus on pieces like Randy’s that will help people avoid Sanford’s mistakes.
I want to give a message to my sons and sons-in-law. Watch yourself carefully. If it can happen to this man, it can happen to you. Never, never develop a “dear, dear friend(ship)” with a lady. It can only lead to problems. In this case, Sanford apparently had a friendship with this lady for 7 years, before it turned sexual. In my opinion, his adultery started long before the last year. I firmly believe that you can’t have a close relationship with any woman other than your wife.
I heard a speaker on a Podcast (Family Life Today, I think) talking about the anatomy of an affair. What was chilling was how there is a line couples almost always cross before getting physical such that the physical part is inevitable. In other words, they think they are safe when in reality they have made an emotional bond that dooms them.
Side note: His wife seems like a class act (seriously).
Speaking of hypocrites, did anyone notice Obama’s outrageous hypocrisy on his health care plan? Liberal politicians oppose school choice because they aren’t sending their kids to public schools and they want to protect unions. They oppose true health care competition because they don’t plan on using the services of the common man. And so on.
Pastor Timothy has a list of the latest scams (I think he wants you to avoid them, not employ them)
Psychiatry Textbook Acknowledges that Homosexuals Can Change — Don’t hold your breath waiting for the MSM to report on this one. Too many myths to prop up. But keep it as a reference for when people trot out the “born that way” canard.
Could life have emerged spontaneously on the early Earth? — Great read by the Wintry Knight. Short answer: Really, really, very unlikely — and that’s an understatement.
Great post at Marie’s place about eternal security (i.e., Can you lose your salvation?) — lots of good back and forth conversation about Reformed theology pros and cons.