Comments are not pre-screened before they post. First, deceit hides what we should clearly understand and consider — our faithfulness to God and spouse. I pray that God continues to keep you and lead you according to His will and His alone. The details are often repeated, but the pain, guilt, shame, and tears leave scars that will not disappear until Revelation We also felt like the church needed to know about the wonderful ministries and books that were available for couples struggling with pornography in their marriage. My response was direct: Simply put, pastors become committed to what they believe to be in their best interest.
But pay close attention to the next part. It is sad that he didn't take your recommendations to heart, but -- as hard as it is to say this -- none of us are beyond God's reach in terms of continuing to soften hearts. However, Jones's responses during the section of the polygraph test about whether he had engaged in sex with Haggard indicated deception. By chance have you heard of Dr.
Once I was tested and found positive, his attitude changed for the positive but he never addressed how poorly he treated me for those two awful years. When "Hydra" infiltrates you this completely, yes, it's time to go. I feel sad and unattractive. From time to time, there have been witnesses to either the bad behavior directly, or to noting Gothard spending a lot of time alone with these women, in closed room type situations.
I know he still struggles because he shares those struggles with me. I vowed to never forgive Jeff for losing our ministry and ruining my life. The unthinkable then becomes the possible, and even the doable. A layperson may sin sexually and destroy his family, but a pastor who commits sexual sin harms not only his family, but the family of God. There is no difference. If you fantasize about gay or lesbian sex, rape, incest, recognize that such things go against the natural order of how God has made creation and will harm you and others if acted out.