Number 46 in the series “God Rocks: 101 Amazing Everyday Gifts!” The miracles and promises of Jesus that show us the awesome blessings we can experience each day. I hope it encourages you!
When I pastored I saw firsthand the devastation of dysfunctional families.
Instead of love and support too often I saw anger and attack. Instead of being a refuge from the world’s pressures it became a war zone to escape.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t always the neighbors who didn’t go to church though. Sometimes it was some of those who were the most involved. Going to church wasn’t an inoculation against the disease.
And the destruction it left was devastating. Children abused or rejected. Marriages destroyed. Families torn apart.
Lives devastated sometimes in ways that couldn’t be seen yet manifested themselves later.
After many years of marriage I can say honestly Jennifer and I have gone through our times of struggle too. I mean, realistically who hasn’t?
Marriage is tricky. There have been times when it would be easier to quit. [Read more…]