I'm asking the forum to pray for some friends of ours that we know from church. The husband has recently left his home to move in with a relative.
When talking with him on the phone, he's been extremely bitter and angry with his life. Our church disfellowshipped him because he plans to file for divorce instead of reconciling with his wife. They have 3 kids, and the wife doesn't even now how she's going to pay her bills. He's abandoned the family financially.
They've had numerous struggles throughout their 10 year marriage, but this is more severe than ever. The wife has struggled with control issues, and the husband has struggled with anger and pornography issues. The wife made a decision to file an order of protection against him.
The fact is she would take him back in a heartbeat, but he won't budge. He's very angry against the church and perhaps God. He's been showing signs of a midlife crisis; using profanity when I'm on the phone, partying, drinking.
Please pray for them. Pray that the Lord helps to restore this family. Thank you.
Stop counting the days, and start making them count
Oh my, that is serious. We will pray as I don't know what else would work. I've seen these before and when one side rejects God, it is an up hill struggle of the worst kind. But, God can do all things. Only God knows how hard his heart is. Nikanor
KK, Let me know how this progresses. Can you talk to him? Yes, the church seems to offend more people than helps which I am sure isn't totally true but the perception is important to many and we need to recognize that and admit that we are sinners too - we all are. The church will make mistakes but we need to admit them, repent and change. Hopefully, you can be the spark of light for him in a dark world. Be the salt that flavors his perception of the church and world. Jesus death on the cross was just for this situation, forgiveness was one of his primary purposes and lessons to us. It will be a sad story if he just fades away as a bitter old man who didn't even try to make things right. Praying with faith, Nikanor
teetop: A quick note: I probably won't be around for a week or so as we pack and move. Sandy to her sisters and I, homelessness.
Sept 18, 2018 10:03:46 GMT -7
teetop: I'm still reading Mike Genung's book, The Wife's Heart, interesting.
Sept 18, 2018 10:11:55 GMT -7
teetop: The only problem I have with the e-version of his (Mike Genung)books is the inability of writing my notes on the sidelines nor note the specific line number.
Sept 18, 2018 14:49:40 GMT -7
Amymine712: I will be praying for your situation Tee
Sept 18, 2018 17:49:12 GMT -7
teetop: It seems that I have offended many here on Blazing Grace and to that end I am sorry.
Sept 22, 2018 8:39:07 GMT -7
teetop: Both requests have been acted on and I am sorry I've offended anyone here on Blazing Grace. Virgil
Sept 23, 2018 15:13:27 GMT -7
Amymine712: Tee, how are you doing?
Sept 23, 2018 15:15:52 GMT -7
teetop: To answer your question Amy, not so good today. Too many things rearing their ugly head all at once.
Oct 19, 2018 18:54:40 GMT -7
teetop: Pro 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. Pro 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. ]
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ridat: Teach me Your way, ADONAI, that I may walk in Your truth. Give me an undivided heart to fear Your Name.
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freerein: Wife of an addict here trying to gain wisdom.
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Amymine712: Welcome freerein. I moved your thread to the wife's section so that the wives would be more likely to see it. You are welcome to post everywhere on the forums.
Dec 3, 2018 9:43:46 GMT -7
Will: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 3, 2019 4:57:58 GMT -7
Dominic M.: Thank you for bring the forums back.
Jan 9, 2019 21:07:52 GMT -7
Amymine712: I was surprised that they were down. Mike got them back up! So grateful!
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Will: Yep thanks for bringing the forums back!
Jan 12, 2019 1:27:13 GMT -7
Dominic M.: Praying for us.
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zat: Thank you guys for the approval. I hope to find the sharing platform here.
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Amymine712: You are welcome! Feel free to start a thread and tells us about yourself.
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Dominic M.: how is everyone out there?
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