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The radical change I never expected…

The radical change I never expected…
Here’s just a snippet of one of the many ways in which Greg Boyd’s teachings have helped bring God and His Kingdom to life for me:
As a lifelong Catholic-Christian (believing, for the most part), I got married at the age of 26 to man who, though wonderful, wasn’t a believer in anything specific. He still isn’t. He is much like Pastor Boyd’s father at the beginning of the correspondences that were eventually published as Letters from a Skeptic. My husband struggles with both questions that need to be answered and (I believe) lingering pain from losing his father at a young age. These are his faith “hurdles”.
As our marriage progressed my faith deepened; his didn’t. The disparity began to frighten me. Through the lens of what I felt was traditional Christianity I could only see his unbelief. Our children came along, and that made matters even more difficult. I was afraid that his lack of belief would become their faith “hurdle”. Imagine, a view of God that makes a person fearful and feel restricted in the ability to love! This is what I had, and what I’m afraid much of the world still labors under.
The God introduced to me through Pastor Boyd’s teachings is one who loves my husband infinitely more than I ever could. He is a God who commands me to love fearlessly and to leave all of life’s uncertainties up to Him. Imagine, a faith that frees me to love my non-believing husband even more!!! This is what I’ve found. I realize that a marriage between a Christian and a non-Christian has distinct challenges, but I no longer fear facing them. I believe that God has blessed me with a husband who is wise, faithful, supportive, and ridiculously loving, and am happy to say that I am more in love with him now than when we were married.
As I’ve said, this is just one of the many ways in which Pastor Boyd’s teachings have transformed my life. Everything that has always been written on my heart is beautifully revealed, articulated, and expounded upon in his interpretation of scripture. Countless blessings on his ministry, and unending praise for the God of Love.
Yours truly,
R-, Illinois

The radical change I never expected…
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