It appears that there are many married couples that have suffered in their marriage, because of a spouse that is involved in ministry. The cause of suffering, their focus is more on ministry than on their family. There is no time being spent at home or doing things together as a family.

Recently, I have met a few couples that are working in ministry together and they seem to like it very much. Their take on it is, that they are able to spend more time together and their marriage is being enhanced.

Are any of you in the network married and working together in ministry? What are you finding to be the benefits from doing so? Are there any of you out there that would not want to work with your spouse in ministry, if so what would be your reason?

I would love to hear from you on this topic. My husband and I are discussing this now on our show would love some guests to call in and be on the show. Please get in on this discussion. If you think you and your spouse would like to be on the show please email us at am1260voice@yahoo.com we'd love to hear from you.

Views: 522

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Thanks so much for your input and I agree.
This is a delicate subject matter because not all ministerial calls work the same way. I often tell people during ordination that their current marital status could possibly be a condition of the Call. If you were single when you accepted God's call, you should definately have divine approval before committing to a spouse in marriage. And if you were married when God called you, you just ought to check in with him concerning the validity of your call if - God-forbid - that marriage falls apart.

Beyond that, there are couples who click well for ministry and add greater spiritual impact through their united inclination to their mandate to minister. But there are also couples where one spouse has not signed on for ministry and wants the right to a reasonable relationship with their ministering partner. The person who has not signed on should not be treated as though they are hindering the ministry. In fact, to try and force them to wear a public face is to sacrifice marriage on the altar of ministry.

Even still, the minister needs to be strong in his/her resolve to serve God. However, they also need to be strong in their resolve to ensure their spouse all the comfort, security, love and support that is an inelianable right of marriage. I guess its rightfully requires "Balance."

It wasn't my ministry that cost me a marriage, rather it was my foolishness to think that ministry had to be my first love; and having my spouse feel like a barren woman trying to compete with a fruitful ministry. If it wasn't for the magnanimous love of God, I don't know how I would recover from such an experience.

Thanks for offering this discussion.

Erwin A. Scofield
bishop@scofieldministries.org
I guess we can say you are speaking for m experience and we appreciate your comment. It is important that we know not all couples will work together in ministry and that those couples should as you stated work to have a balance. In marriage and ministry...."Wisdom is the principal thing". Thanks for sharing.
Having someone to talk to when it gets stuff.
Ok
PRAISE THE LORD YOUR DISCUSSION IS A GOOD ONE FOR, ME AND MY WIFE IT WAS VERY HARD BECAUSE SOON AS WE GOT MARRIED WE WENT INTO MINISTRY PASTORING A CHURCH AND WE NEVER REALLY HAD TIME TO GET TO NO EACH OTHER TILL THIS YEAR 8 YEARS LATER SO IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO HAVE A BOND WITH ONE ANOTHER AND HAVING A BALANCE OF God family and church work.
TO ME I THINK IT WOULD BE TRULY WONDERFUL,UNITY OF THE HU-MAN M/F BRIDE/BRIDEGROOM CHRIST/CHURCH.CANT WAIT UNTIL IT HAPPENS FOR ME
In the NT I see this as the most powerful witness of the gospel, husbands and wives who worked together in the mission and ministry fields. I believe if we had more of this our communities would change for better in just a matter of years.

RSS

© 2022   Created by Raliegh Jones Jr..   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service