What Direction Now, Lord?
On Saturday, Lori and I did a short interview on the Drew Marshall Show – “Canada’s Most Listened to Spiritual Talk Show”. Our thanks to Drew and guest host Sheila Wray Gregoire for making it a fun time.
This opportunity got me to wondering (again) where we are going from here with marriage ministry. We have kindly refused most of the offers and requests we have received in the past, as we felt we needed to get our kids grown. However, our youngest is now 21, and the kid phase of our life really has ended. What now? We could easily do dozens of small conferences around the country each year, if we wanted. We could do more interviews and other speaking if we pursued it. We have some books, both short e-books and longer hard copy books in mind. We could do more “will speak for free cruise” events.
Something I learned a while back (and said almost daily for a couple of years) is “just because you can do something, does not mean you should”. I have applied this to my life, my marriage, and my ministry. This means knowing we could do any number of things does not mean those are what we should be doing.
Our heart is for married couples, and particularly for Christian couples. We have a focus on sexuality, but we care about the whole marriage. We desire to see people set free of what limits their marriages, and we long to see couples fall totally and hopelessly in love with each other. We want to do what will most effectively bring that about.
All of this is a lead up to asking four things of you:
- Please pray for us. Ask the Lord to give us wisdom and direction. Pray we will never do something just because we can, but will move as He would have us move.
- If something we have said or done has significantly affected you and/or your marriage, please drop me a note letting me know what it was. I am not fishing for compliments here; I want to know what is working, what is blessing people and making a difference.
- If we have said or done something that struck you wrong, something you think missed the mark, please drop me a note about that. I know we are not perfect, and if you can be a blind spot mirror for me that would be awesome. I promise to prayerful consider any concerns raised.
- Think and pray about supporting us financially. Honestly, I hate asking – I would much rather go out and work another job. However, other work would limit my time for ministry. A number of you are already supporting us, and we are deeply grateful for and humbled by that.