Abigail and Nabal represent the classic narcissistic, abusive husband and a godly, empathic wife. It’s a story that plays out over and over in society today, in churches around the world.
Most Christians divorce only after major problems caused by one spouse’s abusive, addictive, adulterous behavior. I hear the stories every day, and these threads seem to run through most every story.
I used to believe my husband's affair was the worst thing that ever happened to me. Today, I am eternally grateful for it.
Most people believe men are capable of far greater abuse in relationships. I'm not so sure...
Roy and I have experienced a few laughs this week showing the crazy twists and turns life can throw at us.
Divorce will always break my heart...just as it breaks my Father’s heart.
While I can’t imagine losing everything in a tornado, I am reminded of the storm that hit my life over seven years ago. My perfect life as pastor’s wife and mother was hit by an EF-5 known as adultery and divorce.
But Saul wasn’t always the angry and vengeful king we remember. Saul had a calling on his life. He was hand-picked by God, anointed by Samuel to be the first king of Israel. Scripture states clearly that God gave Saul a new heart and the Spirit of God came upon him powerfully. What caused the downward spiral?
The next time you hear about an abusive relationship and wonder why anyone would stay, think about me. Leaving isn't as easy as one might think.
My husband and I were talking last night about my previous marriage, about some of the things my kids and I had endured. He asked me one simple question: “Why did you stay so long?”