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I found my heart beating fast, an unwelcome uneasiness surrounding me as I read your piece.

Little secrets, hidden choices, weigh heavy on the heart to those who love Jesus. Thank you for the willingness to question if the secret was okay. I expected the piece to end with a joke, excusing the behavior. It was great how the ending was a question. This piece is a winner.

Of course I wonder if you married the fiancé and if the pastor ever changed his stance on televion. Thank you for a great little piece.
I agree - this piece is a winner! I also like the ending. Thanks for sharing. You must tell us, did you marry the pastor's son?
Something of an expose on selective - even contradictory - judgements, but you've kept it light. And left us wondering whether the secret relates to the box or to the impending marriage....
Maybe the answer will arrive in a future Challenge entry???
Well done..
Enjoyable because of the contrast.

This may have been necessary, though, so the sermons would have some reality to them.
I'm surprised this didn't win! It is a powerful, well-written, disturbing story - certainly on topic.