The relationship only compounded his depression and confusion, and he now sees it as an act of desperation and loneliness.
Of course, he still carries the wounds of his heartbreaking loss, but by the time I met him, he seemed genuinely open and ready for new love. It’s natural to worry that you’ll be compared unfavourably to a widow or widower’s late spouse and, sadly, this does sometimes happen.
The spiritual threat it poses for the Lord's church is so significant it cannot be exaggerated.
Congregational stability is directly dependent on happy, stable, successful Christian homes.
Troubled homes generate unhappy Christians, and unhappy Christians perpetuate troubled homes.