Category Archives: Allison

Fallen Pastors and Divorce

This isn’t an easy post. Some fallen pastors who have committed adultery end up with the woman they commit adultery with. I was one. How should we approach the issue of fallen pastors and divorce? Let me share with you a couple of things before I start. The statistic is non-negotiable – 2% of marriages that are built on adultery… Read more »

The Danger of this Website

I love my ministry to fallen pastors. Not a week goes by that I don’t get an email from a man who has fallen and needs help. Whether it’s a man who has fallen from ministry, a church whose pastor who has fallen or a wife whose husband has fallen. I put everything I have into helping them. But I… Read more »

The Best Father’s Day Present I Ever Got (Gift Idea!)

I’m not a huge fan of the “parent’s days.” For one big reason. The cliché t-shirt that says, “World’s Best Dad/Mom.” (Check the link). Really? There’s a big problem with that shirt. The company/companies that make them make thousands. So, there can’t be more than one “World’s Best Dad/Mom.” So, I propose if you wear that shirt, you automatically get on… Read more »

My Wife’s New Post: Does Someone Like Me Deserve to Be Happy?

Check out Allison’s new post on her blog: “Does Someone Like Me Deserve To Be Happy?” Great insight. And I’m proud of the things she’s doing over there. She’s been able to help a lot of people. Click on over if you have a free minute. __________________ Ray Carroll is the author of “Fallen Pastor: Finding Restoration in a Broken World,”… Read more »

Allison, My Wife, My Inspiration

I was overwhelmed Wednesday by the reception I received from my blog post called, “Gay Marriage, the Church, and the Christ Response.” All the feedback I got was amazing and it was from both sides of the aisle. The post wasn’t really about gay marriage, but about how we should love as Christ loved. I say that to say this… Read more »

My Wife’s New Web Site:

My wife, Allison, has a new website for her blog – She really has a heart for women who are in relationships/have been in relationships with pastors or those otherwise effected. She’s gotten back into blogging and has received a lot of good feedback and appreciates it. Thank you for your support. She’s a great listener and encourager. I… Read more »

My Wife, “Fallen Pastor’s Wife” & Her Ministry

Allison is my sweet wife of three years. We have both tread the path of holiness since our fall, trying to do what is right. Are we always perfect? Nope. But we are here to serve those who fall. A while back she started a blog. It’s been inactive a while, but today, she wrote again, to tell our story…. Read more »

Anger And My Fall From Ministry

This book can help you. But hear me out first. There was a stuggle that went before it. I was angry. At least I was about this time three years ago. I had been caught in adultery. Man, was I angry. At a lot of people. And it was everyone’s fault. I was angry at the head deacon. I went… Read more »

What Goes Into a Book

Fallen Pastor: Finding Restoration in a Broken World has officially been out for a whole day now. I want to take a moment to thank some people who made it happen. Without them, this project wouldn’t have been what it was. They’re not in any particular order, just as they come to mind. Thanks to Jake Larson, co-founder of Fireproof… Read more »

Finding Restoration in a Broken World

Today is the official release date for my book, Fallen Pastor: Finding Restoration in a Broken World. I’ve got a thousand different emotions going on and a lot of things I want to blog about, but today, I want to take a moment to write about the basic idea of the book. I fell from the pastorate two years ago… Read more »