I'm working on two articles - possibly books. I would like to get as many comments or if you prefer, e-mails as possible. I will use your thoughts as supporting documentation for these articles/books. If you don't want me to mention your name, please include that information.
1. When love is not enough....
Do you believe God requires that a person stay in an abusive marriage?
I'm defining abusive as anything that keeps that person from pursuing God's will for their life. It can be physical abuse or mental abuse. It can be living in such a controlling atmosphere that you aren't allowed to minister to anyone. For example, a person believes God wants them to teach Sunday School. The spouse thinks that will take away from what he/she wants and demands that you not do it. Perhaps it's just such a difficult marriage that the person is totally depressed and doesn't want to do anything.
I welcome any and all comments. I am concerned that churches are filled with good people who can't participate and help because their spouse won't let them or has them complete depressed or scared.
2. Are parents hurting the church by raising spoiled brats?
In other words, do spoiled brats hinder the work of God. Can they hinder the mission or success of the church when they are little? Will they hinder it later on when they can assume an adult role in the church?
Thanks for you help. I will respond to every comment or e-mail. And if you like, if I use your comment you will be given credit in my article.
God loves you,