The one about Ruth
by MW Cook
This is a guest post from my wife, Ruth. She’s awesome and everyone ought to love her.
Sometimes when there is a huge change, it threatens to taint our love and we accidentally suppress the love that Jesus gives us. But when there is change and differences, that is when our love and support ought to be strongest. It’s easy to cling to and support and love someone like you—so easy that it’s hardly worth anything. Luke 6:32
Matt’s announcement was, obviously, not a surprise for me. Matt has always been utterly open and honest about his journey with me. Yes, when he first started realizing that he was leaving Christianity, it was a bit of a shock and even sad. But even though I have not made the same choices as Matt—I am still a committed Christian-we both have buckets of love bursting from our souls for each other and our relationship is still the best relationship I’ve ever seen. If anything he had only grown more gentle and kind in these last years and months.
The biggest question I’ll be getting is now, how am I taking all this? I’m taking it the same way I’ve been taking our relationship for nearly ten years: through struggles that always fall away in the massive waves of our love. I’m happy and blessed by awesome kids and a husband who is my role model regarding love and gentleness. If I believed in reincarnation, I’d want to be reborn as his wife in every life, haha.
Anyway, if anyone wants to drop me a line to ask questions or whatnot, I’m just as open as Matt.
And that’s the end.
I will be praying for both of you. I am very, very sad !!!!!
Thank you both for your honesty. I hope to understand your choice Matt, and Ruth I praise you for staying by his side with love.
I, too, am sad but wish you both the best. Sometimes we simply walk away form our faith for awhile.