The Preacher’s Family

the couple quarreled and turned away from each other

Earlier my wife and I had a normal argument that was escalated by the fact we are both exhausted. No, we’re not on the verge of a divorce. Yes, we still love each other. But, God prompted me to shed light on some things that someone reading this might need to hear. The preacher, his wife, and family are so far from perfect.

In the mornings, our kids often wake up grumpy. In the evenings our kids are still grumpy. Well, all the teenagers are if you dare interrupt them while they’re locked in their rooms talking on a cellphone. Once they reached adolescence it was confirmed that we certainly don’t have this parenting thing figured out. We’re just trying to love and lead them the best we know how.

When it comes to our marriage we’ve butted heads countless times. Honestly, I’m the biggest reason for most of those times. My mouth doesn’t usually know when to stop at times. We all know that one more careless word spoken only makes matters worst. So, while our marriage may be better than average it’s far from perfect. Just spend a week with us and you will see we can relate to most people’s daily struggles.

All we do is wake up each day hoping to make the most of each moment. We put our pants on just like everybody else one leg at a time. We deal with hardships and struggles just like everybody else. We make a lot of mistakes just like everybody else. Our only difference maker is our faith in Jesus Christ and God’s word. It holds us, our marriage, and family together. Apart from this foundational rock our family would have long ago been in pieces. All grace and glory be to God!

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
(Matthew 7:24-27)

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