We read an interesting story recently that prompted us to write this post.
FACT: Leaders struggle too.
For over two years, we have proudly been building this marriage resource for people in every possible situation. For people like us: those who were engaged to be RE-married after getting divorced. We learned couples getting remarried are particularly unique because there can be a stigma attached to us, especially in some churches, that keeps remarried couples at arms length while the church focuses on first time married couples.
As we have been building this resource, we have learned so much from married couples in every situation and this much is clear: married couples want and need opportunities to grow and enrich their marriage.
We also learned one other critically important fact – leaders that you know and rely upon will struggle. Even those who are experts in marriage.
In our space, that means marriage ministry leaders – who offer themselves up to help build strong marriages – will struggle. We read a compelling story about a couple in full-time ministry, and one a part time worker at a church who were absolutely desperate and in crisis. Read their story here. Continue reading “Feeling Shame”