My Insane Wife

I  have but a moment or two to write; my wife Cat naps on the couch before me, and will soon awaken.

Many of you have been kind enough to write me relative to the couple of little pieces I’ve recently posted about My Life Generally.

To you I’m moved to say this: In the 51 years I’ve thus far spent being alive, nothing has ever come close to confusing and challenging me as has the degree to which Cat loves me.

If you’ve read some of the stuff I’ve posted up here lately, you understand that my past has made it easy enough for me to believe that I’m not the most lovable person in the world.

Don’t love me? I hear you; I can sympathize with that.

Do love me? Then I don’t know what your problem is. But I’m confident you should seek help for it, but quick.

Marry me? Love me, with unswerving intensity, for …. what, thirty years, now? No matter what I do, say, or become?

See virtually everything I do as yet more proof that I’m God’s gift to you and your life?

Want nothing from me, ever, but that I continue to live?

Freak!

I love you!

Thank you!

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About John Shore

John Shore (who, fwiw, is straight) is the author of UNFAIR: Christians and the LGBT Question, and three other great books. He is founder of Unfundamentalist Christians (on Facebook here), and executive editor of the Unfundamentalist Christians group blog.  (In total John's two blogs receive some 250,000 views per month.) John is also co-founder of The NALT Christians Project, which was written about by TIME,  The Washington Post, and others. His website is JohnShore.com. John is a pastor ordained by The Progressive Christian Alliance. You're invited to like John's Facebook page. And don't forget to sign up for his mucho awesome monthly newsletter.

  • http://emphaticasterisk.com Lindsey

    No one alive DESERVES to be loved, I strongly believe that. Because love is so huge, so powerful, so mind-boggling. One could never earn the right to have another forgo all thought for themselves just, well, because one exists.

    But I also strongly believe everyone OUGHT to be loved. It makes us better people.

  • Greta Sheppard

    The reason I love you, John, is because you are not a 'cookie-cutter' writer.

    You are an original one-of-a-kind thinker.

    Your unusual manner of conversion to Christ tells me that God really wanted John Shore to be on His Journaling staff. He loves originality so much He made the snowflakes and the flowers in so many shapes, sizes and colours.

    Yes! You shock the status quo!

    In my mind you are a wake-up-call to the religious mind-set.

    God knew you would need a Lady….like Cat….to support and understand you in every way!

    Carry on! Stand tall!

    Always remember who your Father is!

  • Richard Lubbers

    Beautiful, John! You are a truly blessed man!

  • http://megaloi.blogspot.com Redlefty (Michael)

    I love you because you always know when to use "you're" vs. "your".

  • Christine

    This actually made me cry (while smiling)….it is so beautiful that you love her so much and that you are so obviously smitten with her and she reciprocartes that. Unfortunatly that is so rare in the world, all my blessings and prayers with you both. And I love you John, your honesty is so refreshing and compelling

    • http://www.johnshore.wordpress.com John Shore

      Well, thank you so much for this (and your other kind comments), Christine. They're just so …. sweet! Thanks again.

  • Rachel

    Sweet . . . it is amazing how people can love us despite ourselves — and if a human can give us this kind of love – imagine God who knows every wicked and rebellious thought and continues to pour His love upon us. Amazing.

    Rachel
    http://www.stirringthedeep.com

    • http://www.johnshore.wordpress.com John Shore

      Rachel: It is amazing, truly, how constantly and readily God proves his love for us. The tricky thing, of course, is to remember to look for discern the evidence of that love, which is always so near to us it’s easy to overlook.

  • Latoya

    Jeezam peace mi feel like mi waa bawl! Beautiful Unconditional Love… Oh gosh I am so in love with my husband!

  • http://www.johnshore.wordpress.com John Shore

    You know, she HASN'T read it. The NOIVE! I should tell her to. I will! How could it NOT bring me Total Smooches???

  • Lynn

    What a sweet, spur-of-the-moment perspective and testimony of your wife. How could she not love you more after reading this? :)


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