By Brad Fruhauff
Fast forward twenty years. Out of the blue she says to me: “I want a tattoo.”
My first response was not, “Oh, that would be quirky and even, perhaps, kind of cool,” but something more like, “What, aren’t you happy in our marriage?”
The response in my head, at any rate. Out loud, I did what I usually do when I’m uncomfortable: grunted noncommittally and changed the subject.
My reaction surprised me. When I thought about it, I didn’t have moral objections, and I wasn’t convinced myself by the social objections. Why was I so uncomfortable?
Working out the answer took me on an unexpected psycho-spiritual and theological journey. [Read more...]