It’s far too easy to spend valuable years of ministry serving “them” rather than God. Who is that? Who are they? “They” are the powers that be whose approval you feel you need. “They” may be a tradition you are tempted to love more than your calling…at least at times. “They” may offer you notoriety, […]

Marriage-Friendly and Marriage-Testing Occupations

The separation of Al and Tipper Gore yesterday after 40 years of marriage got me thinking about the role certain vocations play in the testing or support of marriage. Politics has to be one of the toughest careers on marriages. People must work to make a living, and all work presents some challenges to family […]