Sunday, June 19, 2011

PDA - Pulpit Declarations of Affirmation

Today I've been pondering deep questions like: Have you ever noticed that our tolerance levels for PDA vary A LOT?

Personally, one of the forms of PDA I find the most humorous is what I call "pulpit declarations of affirmation." This is a Tom Cruise-style announcement given during fast and testimony meeting. I'm sure ya'll know what I'm talking about. It sounds something like: "I'd like to bear my testimony and let you know how wonderful my beautiful wife is. Every day I wake up and wonder how I ended up with her. I'm thankful for the gospel, and most importantly I love my wife." I get the giggles in church whenever this happens. (Today...)

Another one that made me laugh was our neighbors who taped up gushy love letters on the front door of their apartment almost weekly. I'm not sure why they didn't at least put them in envelopes. Maybe they just wanted everyone to know how in love they were?

Before I get too caught up (no worries) I've also considered that others may find me and Brad's actions a little too "PDA" sometimes. I've been told that our traditional after-prayer peck can be a little nauseating. Makes sense. But I don't want to break our family tradition just because other people might be around when we say a meal prayer.

I just think it's interesting how the acronym PDA is pretty much used universally in a negative way. BUT we all are guilty of it in some form. We probably don't know it, but someone somewhere is gagging at our romantic spectacles, whatever they may be.

I realize I can't expect some people to refrain from declaring their love for their spouse during testimony meeting just because I consider it "too PDA." (Plus it's funny so I don't really mind.)And for all I know people might think my posting cutesy pictures of me and Bradio on Facebook is too much. (Oops, is using his nickname in public too PDA?)

Anyways just my thoughts for today on a subject that made me laugh...And I'm curious if my few blogger friends want to share...what do you think is too PDA?

Have a great Sunday! I'm going to go snuggle up with Bradio now ;) haha.