Apparently, there is a new “reality” TV show up for bid for next season.  The only problem is the show is still lacking a name.  The premise of the show is that they will take two sinners, put them in one house and one bed, add 7 bajillion stressors…and all that before the first commercial break!  There’ll be only one Judge (not three), no voting each other off, and “I do” is the final answer.

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To any TV Exec. interesting in this show concept, my husband and I are the perfect candidates to be the main players in this reality TV show.  Please see below to view our qualifications.

Going into our eighth month of marriage, we are under no delusions: we are both wretched sinners.  That right there should be enough for us to meet the criteria, but we do have more going for us to place us in a good position for this show.  Among the many stressors we’ve amassed in our short time of marriage, hubby is in graduate school (and never got his year off) and is still learning how to balance his many hours of class- and homework-time with wife-time.  Being on a student visa, he is legally only allowed to 20 hours a week, which means I bring home the main chuck o’ bacon (for now).  And of course, living in Los Angeles-which is devastatingly expensive-on one and a half incomes makes everything really tight.  While I will still be working full-time, I am finally going back to school to finish my Bachelor’s degree.  Starting this Saturday.  While my parents and sisters are in town.

While all these stress-causing agents are in full play, we would provide the perfect twist at the end to bring about the conclusion to the program.  We may sometimes forget it, but we do not rely on our own strength to get through tough times.  When we are weak (and frazzled, and despairing–and if we relinquish our tight grasp on our want to be god), that is when God’s strength is shown through us.  Not only that, but James 1:3 and Hebrews 12:11 say that trials bring about positive change in growth (if we are trained by them).  So we are sorrowful, yet always rejoicing, knowing also that God will work all these things for His glory and our good.

My hope is that you will consider us as the main characters in this TV show, Mr. TV Channel Executive.  Thank you.

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For the rest of you non-TV Channel Executives, keep your eyes out for this novel and innovating new show!

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