Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Life's great questions?

Summer has exactly 11 days left... or at least it does for my kids, who start school in exactly 11 days. Where did the time go? I feel like the last 10 weeks has just flown by.

Sorry it has been a while since I posted... it seems that since finding out I had a job, life has been even more hectic... lots of meetings and a day trip to six flags to celebrate. That celebration made me wonder what I was thinking! hA HA

There is a couple at church whom I have had a difficult time relating too... they are very judgmental and legalistic... and I never know exactly what to say in response to some of their ideas (oh, and they are the facilitators of my class). In class on Sunday, a discussion occurred about drinking and going to clubs... as the couple made clear their views I sat quietly... not wanting to say anything, because I was afraid that it would become word vomit... for those not sure what I mean by that... it is when you start to speak and it just keeps coming... you cannot make it stop.
Anyway, there is a group of us... hubby and I included... who go out to a local dance hall/bar/club about once every other month for an evening of dancing. We do drink a couple... and we dance to all the music... but I have a difficult time finding error in our ways... although, this couple must have spent lots of time coming up with all the ways we are wrong. We are not there for the meat market... no one drinks excessively... so... I'm having a hard time with this idea that we are doing something awful.
I understand how people can look at clubs and not want to go... they are loud, smoky, and tend to be "meat markets"... but I do not see how going with my husband to dance for 3 hrs could be considered evil or wrong.
Now, I am not trying saying that I have never been in sin at the club... I have for a long time gone without my husband for an evening of dancing and drinking with friends... I have danced with people that I shouldn't have and I have probably danced in ways I should not have. But... that is not the argument here... I have seen the error in my ways... I have straightened up... I am not longer binge drinking and I only go out with my hubby... so how can what we do now be sooooo very wrong?
I know that I will probably never change their opinion... but I would like to know your opinions on the matter....

--jessica

4 comments:

Looney Mom said...

Word vomit... yup I know that one well!

And it stinks when legalism takes over. The thing is, we are called to be a "light to the world" and if anything we do causes another (brother or sister in Christ) to stumble then we shouldn't do it. Read Romans 14... But you'll know if God is telling you it's not ok.

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

I see both sides of this. I understand both sides of this as well. I think if you're going with your husband, then there's no harm in it. That's all I'm saying on this. (for the record, I do not hang out at clubs or bars, but don't look down on those who do.)

Rebecca said...

I was never into that kind of scene even when I was single and in college. But I don't see the problem with it either. Sure, there can be trouble, like of you're tempted toward alcoholism, or if one of you has problems staying faithful sexually, but it doesn't sound like that's the case. I would go, if there were someplace around here that played anything other than hip-hop or country, but alas, we're not in SoCal anymore.

Anonymous said...

The only blasphemy is intolerance.