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.
My divorce was not the end of my life. Instead, God has used it for His glory!
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?”
Porn is of epidemic proportions these days. With the easy availability, more people than ever are addicted. Sadly, it’s no longer just a man’s issue.
What happens when a wife faithfully submits to her husband, even if he is ridiculing, demeaning, or sexually abusing her?
Focus on the Family perpetuated the myth that the victim is at fault when a spouse strays. We must stop this lie!
I’m not sure where the church got this idea that a woman (or man) must stay in an abusive marriage. I don’t know how scripture can be so twisted and manipulated
The tears welled up as the dagger was stuck into my heart and twisted so deeply. The stereotypical comment was more than my bleeding heart could handle. In that moment, I contemplated never stepping foot in a church again.