I always imagined myself a missionary. I never imagined myself a pastor’s wife. Never. Ever.
Warning; I need therapy, counseling, etc. Until then, I’m blogging. It’s cathartic.
Vitaliy was ordained as an evangelist in 2009, and he was *one* of the 3 pastors of our church. He was not the main pastor.
We came back to Ukraine (from a visit to America) around 2010, and while we’d been gone, our church had exploded.
I can’t write details. It’s like big-legal-trouble details. And the sad/key thing is that it all involved the informal and formal leadership structure of the church.
There’s a lot I’m not going to write (you can thank me) because I have, cyclically, worked through forgiveness issues. I will just say, it was a baptism by fire into being the main pastor and his wife. It was having to do *at least something* with unrepentant or sadly trapped leaders.
It’s been six years, and the fall out is still hanging around. Maybe it’s me. Maybe I’m pathetic.
But here’s my today thing: In order to grow normally spiritually, I want/need to start enjoying my church again. I’ve dealt and am dealing with the forgiveness, the patterns of rehearsing their sins in my thoughts. I’ve committed to keep a guard over my mouth and stop the damaging, internal dialogue. Now I really want to start just liking them all again.
So, how to go about nurturing and re-creating “like”? 😀 It’s a cool question. …. I may be back with more.