another one down

First, watch this 3.5 minute video.

then keep in mind that the only person that a hypocrite is lying about is himself. He agrees that the standard is higher than his actions. He just tries to bluff his way into the world believing that he is meeting the standard.

Finally, Sanford’s lovely wife Jenny has issued a perfect statement. I am so glad that she didn’t stand next to him in the video above.

Her whole statement is great, but here are two bits:

I believe enduring love is primarily a commitment and an act of will, and for a marriage to be successful, that commitment must be reciprocal. I believe Mark has earned a chance to resurrect our marriage.
…..
I remain willing to forgive Mark completely for his indiscretions and to welcome him back, in time, if he continues to work toward reconciliation with a true spirit of humility and repentance.

emphasis added.

Pray for this family during this awful yet self inflicted time.

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2 Responses

  1. We are all “prone to wander”. This could happen to any one of us. That’s why we have to have our fences in place. All the time, I see opportunities to take a path that would lead to destruction. All the time…

  2. I agree. the first thing that we have to do is to be aware that we are susceptible. Anybody can take a wrong turn.

    the second thing that we have to do is realize that something like this happens in baby steps along the way.

    He didn’t decide all at once to betray his wife, family, church, staff and state by going down to Argentina for a quickie. He made wrong turns all along the way beginning eight years ago.

    The third thing is to obey God’s instruction book for marriage by respecting our husband and loving our wives and thus be God’s instrument for fulfilling the other’s deepest need.

    what else?

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