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I'm so Confusued

The first time I met my hubby, I laughed when I found out his name. So did he! You guessed it, his name is Aaron. Not to be confused with Erin. It's pronounced the same but spelled differently. People always ask if it ever gets confusing for us. It never does! It's confusing for other people but not for us. In fact, we rarely call each other by our first name. We have some of those cute pet names for each other. Our kids even think we should get them tattooed. Other people get confused when they don't know which Aaron/Erin they need to talk to or how to address us. Even some of our best friends call us "Mr. Aaron and Mrs. Erin" or "Boy Aaron and Girl Erin." As confusing as our names may be, we don't get confused. My recent blog post "How Can You Tell if You Are Being Duped" led to a great discussion between my hubby and me. After he read about my teaching about how to determine if what you are believing is actually true, he made this observation that led to an in-depth discussion. He said "So everyone's truth is different? Doesn't there need to be a universal truth?" I knew where this was coming from. He is an Enneagram Type 5 and needs to know all the facts. But TRUTH and FACTS are not always the same.

Truth is subjective. It is what we believe but not necessarily factual. Facts are proven and there is evidence. And it's universal. For example, one of the litmus tests I use to determine if something is true it needs to be applied by asking the questions like. "Is what I'm believing REAL and based in reality?" "Is this observable or is it opinion?" Or to get real practical, "Is it true for the single mom in Haiti?" Then it's true. Truth is based in belief and include facts.