It is time for a particular ministry to end for your leadership family… Things are beyond damage control. Countless attempts over the years have been made in vain to rectify multiple major problems. Your church is suffering. Your husband is suffering. You and the children are beyond suffering. However, your husband will – not – give – up – the good(?) fight. Is this his indomitable spirit of forbearance, or is it stubbornness? His manly pride?
Let’s discuss our reliance on God, as His Holy Spirit indwells our heart, to deal with these crucial areas of our relationship with our husband, as we encourage an end to a ministry:
- My respect for him
- My concerns as to the damage done or damage there can be to our children and to our marriage relationship during this wrenching time
- “I know that leaving this current ministry location must be God’s decision, but I am afraid God might not agree with me!”
Share a brief description of what position you found yourself in, using these references given above, or your own findings. Then, tell us how you got through it and what you learned!
What Are Your Stories?
Anonymously respond to the prompt in the “Leave a Reply” box at the very bottom of this page.
Don’t forget, here’s how this works…
Each month a topic will be presented. I will give an introduction and an invitation to all of you who would like to respond to the topic. Ask questions. Tell your story. A little bit of crying and bellyaching is allowed, however, there will be limitations. Our goal is to find each other through our discussion of our shared experiences and to encourage each other. God will be with us!
Respond to the topic in the “Leave a Reply” box at the very bottom of the this page.
- Be sure to use only your initials in the section where it asks for first and last name, or give a pseudo-name to keep your identity private.
- Please, don’t give actual names of people or places as you tell your story. Protect. Protect. Protect.
It may be necessary for some editing of your submission to present a concise version. I will work (and pray) through your comment/response and then post both what you contributed and my own comment or response, as well as interaction from “the Sisterhood” I have received concerning it. Nearing the end of each month, I will inform you of the next month’s topic, to give the opportunity for you to prepare.