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February 28th, 2013, 10:22 PM
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Well, as some of you ladies know, I am the only Christian in my entire family. Dh's fam is very Jewish...though not religiously...weird, moreson just part of the "club"...in fact I'm pretty sure his parents are athiest but they seem to be very judgemental to Christiants. When I married DH I dabbled in Judiasm and given my mom being of Jewish decent, I know they were happy. Prior to that I had been going to bible studies and for 7 years found myself in church; despite my family never being religious or teaching me anything............

I'm saved now, I think, but dh has asked me to please keep it under the radar from his parents. Hisn relationship with them is fragile and they are very judgemental and tempermental. We have always all gotten along, moreso me and them then him and them. His mom and I are super close. About a week ago I "liked" something on facebook that somehow came up in the newsfeed and they both saw it. They flipped! Usually those things are not available in the newsfeed and I try to be platonic on FB with that stuff bc of them.........but I guess not enough and that is actually okay bc I do not want to hide my savior!!! Well, my MIL texted me saying her and my FIL were IRATE, and that she couldnt even text me bc she was literally THROWING UP after seeing that I "liked" this depiction of CHRIST. They said all their friends are calling them and they are so embarrassed. Now, my grandparents were of Jewish decent and THEY NEVER ACTED THIS WAY....EVER.....I wrote them both a long letter explaining that I believe what I do for a reason but that I would never dishonor where we came from or their legacy but sicne I have always embraced a divorced family with many issues, I hoped they could be accepting of me as I continue through life and my journey to be close with GOD. They have not responded and my heart is broken bc I hate when people judge me and when they are upset with me. I'm so uncomfortable even though I know they are being soooo prejudice and that is something I never tollerate!

I don't know what is to come but I am praying somehow I grow stronger and closer to the LORD and they are able to accept me....now .....knowing.....................
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March 1st, 2013, 06:42 PM
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oh my oh my! I know to a certain degree how stressful this must be on you, but not to this extent! I pray God gives you the strength you need. And that He gives you the right words when you need them.

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March 2nd, 2013, 12:03 PM
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All I can think of is the verse in John 15:18 where Jesus tells us that, "If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first."

Also remember, Jesus is the "rock of offense" (1 Peter 2:7-8). Especially remember verse 9 in 1 Peter "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of Him who has called you out of darkness and into His marvelous light" !!

We were never told that it would be easy to follow Jesus. I would suggest that you be bold in your love for Him and pray often for your family. You may be able to win your family over to Christ one day...especially if they can see your words/actions reflecting Him.
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March 2nd, 2013, 10:12 PM
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I feel blessed to have been touched by CHRIST....in some ways I feel lucky and almost as if I didn't do anything to even accept his precious gift....I feel like he sought me out and there was no running.....I LOVED him!
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March 8th, 2013, 01:03 PM
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Hugs Erica!! I know this is a big struggle for you and I can only imagine! I'll be keeping you in my prayers and hope that things start getting better with your inlaws. How did your hubby take it that his parents now know?
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March 11th, 2013, 03:26 PM
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Wow...that seems really bizarre to be that dramatic about your beliefs. It's not like you "liked" a video of someone torturing a puppy. Jeez...,I'm sorry they've reacted this way but at least you don't have to pretend around them any more. How's Lee?
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