The Key is in your Hand

The natural desire within standers to journal can be seen on the Internet. Some stander's sites display bulletin boards, prayer requests, chat rooms and what may be mislabeled as "praise reports," but in truth are really no more than the needs of hurting hearts being expressed. The world does not need to know every false start your prodigal spouse makes on the journey home, for stumbles are a part of restoration. Posting graphic details will hinder, not help, God's restoration of your marriage.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Let's look ahead five years. You and the one for whom you now stand have a restored marriage. Together you are painting the bedroom, when a dust-covered box is discovered. What would be best for your marriage? Journal after journal of your heart's cries to God, or pages printed from a web site, of you telling the entire world of what your spouse did, said and felt?

Although Liberty better Life discourages people from doing so, many standers want to do exactly what she did during her stand. Wrong, wrong, wrong, because you need to be doing what the Lord tells you to do, and not copying another individual. One way she and I both encourage your being like Charlyne is by keeping a journal. Having a journal never helped anyone, but writing in it sure does.