Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Unfortunately, over the last year I've been part of several counseling sessions with couples who are about to call it quits on their marriage. It usually has entailed one spouse wanting to make it work and the other wanting to move on. It breaks my heart to see what they go through, especially when kids are involved. Although not nearly as painful as divorce, I as a pastor experience the pain of those who leave our church for one reason or another. The Bible says, "Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it (1 Cor. 12:27)." I look at each person at Ridgeview church as a family member in Christ. When they leave, for whatever reason, I experience loss. I really care! I think the church can and should be a model for those who look at us. When problems, disagreements, misunderstandings, etc arise, instead of bolting for the door and checking out one of the other hundreds of churches around, we work through it. I believe Christ would be pleased with that.

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