I made the decision to go on hiatus without first talking to Marlin. Mistake number 1.
I also made the decision in the heat of the moment. Mistake number 2.
I left myself be carried by a wave of condemnation instead of conviction. Mistake number 3.
And so here i am, humbled by your responses and a wee bit ashamed of myself. I want to make myself clear on one thing. I welcome challenges and if i ever write something that you disagree with, i would be honored if you would tell me as much. That doesn't mean i'll change my mind, ;) but it does mean i want to be open to being wrong. The things i write about and the decisions Marlin and i make for our family are ones that we feel God has called us to but not necessarily ones that we feel are the only right way. I dare not compromise on things that God has clearly shown us, but i also dare not write in pompous pride, feeling that we've "arrived." I am a continual work of grace, stumbling and sometimes falling, but always and continually stunned at the mercy and love of my Heavenly Father for a mere human being. And friends, if there is any question in your heart where you stand with Him, i beg you to get on your knees until you know beyond a shadow of a doubt where you will wake up when you die. And when you have that assurance deep in your heart, you will discover that you have only begun to really live.