Category Archives: marriage

Marriage is Like Krispy Kreme

Tweet One of my favorite quotes from my favorite movie, North by Northwest goes like this: Roger Thornhill: What’s wrong with men like me? Eve Kendall: They don’t believe in marriage. Roger Thornhill: I’ve been married twice. Eve Kendall: See what I mean? Humorous quote to introduce a question my daughter asked me as we left the house the other… Read more »

4 Reasons Ministry Marriages Fail

Tweet When I tell regular church people that ministry marriages are often stressful and difficult, they find it hard to believe. Their disbelief extends even further when I tell the people in the pews that the most stressful issues between pastors and their wives is the ministry itself, they think I’m crazy. When I tell the same thing to most… Read more »

“Can You Tell Me How To Commit Adultery?”

Tweet 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, the other woman, or a wife whose husband has fallen. I put everything I have into… Read more »

Can Facebook Ruin Your Marriage?

Tweet A few headlines caught my eye recently regarding Facebook and its role in marriage problems. The first article defined the problem of “phubbing.” This is where couples neglect one another for social media. According to the article, 46% of people complained that their significant other snubbed them for social media or their phone. The second was an article by Samantha Yule in… Read more »

Pastors and Divorce: The Reality

Tweet 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… Read more »

Fallen Pastors and Divorce

Tweet 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… Read more »

Four Reasons Ministry Marriages Fail

Tweet When I tell regular church people that ministry marriages are often stressful and difficult, they find it hard to believe. Their disbelief extends even further when I tell the people in the pews that the most stressful issues between pastors and their wives is the ministry itself, they think I’m crazy. When I tell the same thing to most… Read more »

Pastors and Divorce

Tweet Many pastors who have committed adultery end up with the woman they commit adultery with. I was one. Let me share with you a couple of things before I start. The statistic is non-negotiable: 2% of marriages that are the result of adultery succeed. You get that? That means if you marry someone who you commit adultery with, you… Read more »

Pastor Ron Carpenter: Can Ministry Failure Be Prevented?

Tweet by Ray Carroll (please see below for contact info) Pastor Ron Carpenter of Redemption World Outreach Center reported to his church on Sunday that his wife had been having multiple affairs for the past ten years. There is much to the story and you can read it in many different places. It is a very large ministry and the… Read more »

Christians and “Sexting”

Tweet Seriously. This blog is biblically based. But it also has some warnings for everyone. I’m going to start with my own story. For those of you who don’t know, I fell in the ministry. I was a pastor of a church and I committed adultery. Afterwards, I wrote a book about it and interviewed pastors, experts, counselors, looking for… Read more »