For you long time readers and friends and acquaintances, you know that much of our life had been consumed by ministry and church involvement.
A few months ago we decided to leave the church we had been attending. Our decision had come through a lot of thought and prayer over the past year. There were decisions being made and things happening that did not line up to what we believe that the Bible says.
It was an easy decision to make in one sense. We are confident in what we believe and how we live our lives for God. It was hard in the sense of what it meant. It, basically, meant that (with the exception of one) all relationships we had with the people there ended.
I have avoided saying anything on here because I know there are people from that church (that I love!) that read my blog. I don't want to hurt or offend anyone, but this is my blog. Am I really being true to myself and to my blog by leaving out such a huge, significant part of my life? I didn't post at all on here during long periods of time because it felt awkward to say something trivial when something so significant was going on in my life.
Most of the emotions have died down and the peace of God remains. We serve God first and, after God, comes our marriage and our family. We believe that the church is a vehicle that builds a marriage and a family.
For the past few months we have been attending a small church with a pastor who loves God and loves people. The church is filled with people who, also love God, and are passionate about marriage and family. It's been a refreshing time for us. It's been a season of re-prioritizing and continuing seek God through the Bible. We are thankful for our past season and the way that God used it, but we're excited about this new season that God has us in.
I understand that I'm being vague when writing this. There are very specific reasons for the decision we've made. If you have any questions at all, feel free to email me!