Interesting Facebook post!

posted 3 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Kacey23: Would this be a normal response? 

Does it matter? If that’s the response she’s having to an experience, is it neccessary that it line up with the publicized versions of other people’s similar experience?

Sharing intense experiences is, yes, often felt as a bonding moment between couples and even friends. Possibly other people you know also experience bonding and joy engaging in what they find to be meaningful work with their loved ones, but they don’t talk about it publically because they’re afraid other people will find it “weird” and question their normality. Like this.

Post # 4
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Kacey23:  Usually people are quite impacted by going on a mission trip. I guess in this case one of the impacts was on her relationship with her husband.

Plus, it’s only Facebook. It’s hard to summarise every aspect of the trip in a single FB entry.

I’ve been on a mission trip (when I was single). Certainly that wouldn’t have been my main response, but I don’t think it’s too out of the ordinary.

Post # 5
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Shouldn’t you be happy for her that she feels her and her husband have become closer? 

Post # 6
2894 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@Kacey23: Why does “normal” matter? She had a beautiful experience and wanted to share it. If it encourages people to look into mission trips, that’s a good thing, isn’t it?

Post # 7
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Haha geez people like to jump down throats.. 

I’ve never been on a mission, although I could definitely see myself having this reaction. I’m always so impressed and attracted to my fiance when I see him do nice things for random strangers when we’re out. I would assume it’s like a jacked up version of this.

Post # 8
2455 posts
Buzzing bee

@Kacey23:  I have been on mission trips both single and with my FI. I think it’s a little redundant (and kind of a brag) to talk about how much you helped people on the trip – it’s a mission trip, obviously you helped people.

I think it’s great that she feels helping people brings her and her husband closer together. It doesn’t mean they went on a vacation and got closer together, the “helping people” part is implied in the fact that it was a missions trip.

Post # 8
2066 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1987

I think that you are right to feel a little uncomfortable.  But maybe she is going to describe the people she helped in detail at a later date.   Why not send her a message asking lots of questiona about her trip?

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