Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Soul Mates

The Associated Press brings us the latest on the saga of Gov. Mark Sanford

Sanford said Tuesday that he "crossed lines" with a handful of women other than his mistress--but never had sex with them. The governor said he "never crossed the ultimate line" with anyone but Maria Belen Chapur, the Argentine at the center of a scandal that has derailed his once-promising political career.

"This was a whole lot more than a simple affair, this was a love story," Sanford said. "A forbidden one, a tragic one, but a love story at the end of the day."

During an emotional interview at his Statehouse office with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Sanford said Chapur is his soul mate but he's trying to fall back in love with his wife.

This comment alone is enough to convince me that Gov Sanford is completely out of touch with his broken soul. Read my article at www.sweetenlife.com and see how many times people at middle age try to live above sin and go berserk when a certain kind of woman appears and "steals their heart away". Sanford said he had "crossed the line" many times before but he obviously did not get the help he needed then. Why?

Gov. Sanford and his wife Jenny hosted a series of Bible studies and Mentoring sessions led by Cubby Culbertson. Why did they not get the help they needed? The program is a hard hitting approach to honor, fidelity, responsibility and duty as leaders and husbands. The legalistic approach was big on accountability and small on facing our inner struggles honestly. This is the result of a legalistic approach to Christian growth.

Romans 5:20 The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, 21 so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The legal approach to dealing with sin causes the trespassing to increase.

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