I have to be up-front and honest about something I see too often...
Way too many spiritual leaders have a mistress called ministry.
As a Christian man and person in full-time ministry, my first priority, other than my personal relationship with Jesus, has been and will always be my family.
However, I see so many pastors value their ministry more than their marriage. It's often not intentional, but they are devastated when their marriage starts to crumble as a result.
We recently held an interview for our 95Network members with Mark and Jill Savage on the topic of marriage in ministry. We don't usually make our membership resources available to everyone, but this topic is too important not to share.
Mark and Jill have an incredible story of redemption after their marriage started to fall apart (affair included), and they took some time to share with us some of what they learned through the rebuilding process.
So, here's a powerful conversation on the slow fades of marriage in ministry:
If you'd like to dive in further, here are some of the resources mentioned in the video:
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Dale is the Executive Director here at 95Network. He has been in ministry for almost 40 years and is dedicated to helping small and mid-size churches get healthy. Dale has served in nearly every role of church leadership (except Worship Pastor), and has had a wide variety of coaching and consulting experience. He and his wife Gina have been married for 37 years and live in Greenville, SC.