Should Christians call out sin? Firstly, we have to be very careful before we do. We need to make sure we've checked in with ourselves, our own sin, our motivation, and our desired outcome.
Our inner work makes honest engagement with another’s sin not only possible, but possibly transformational. It also frees us to know and be known by God.
We do not need to perform to earn approval from others. Our sense of identity rests in Christ, not in our abilities or in relationships with other people.
Ultimately, each of us are children of a Heavenly Father who wants to be at the center of our marriages. So, while knowing who we are in marriage is important, it’s even more important to remember whose we are.
I have found that true intimacy with others and with Christ is truly known and experienced when we have opportunities to unconditionally love and accept each other through the depth of apparent transgressions and pain.
The problem with the instantaneous switch from “regular music” to “all Christmas, all the time” is that this isn’t really what the season is about. It is time Advent is reclaimed for what it is really about.