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Topic: Empty and Full (06/04/09)
TITLE: Rock and a Hard Place
By Sherry Curtsinger
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I remember altar call that night, and the high I get from speaking, counseling, praying or just being with the youth. I am not sure why I gain such pleasure from being a part of the youth ministry team, yet it fills my soul with delight. Then we pull in the driveway and everything changes. I know, the minute I walk through the door, the enemy awaits to attack. He knows my weaknesses and uses them against me. Though my husband has not touched a drink in three years, he still desires it. He no longer has the desire to make new memories if alcohol cannot be involved. It is almost as if it is not worth doing sober; leaving him depressed. He goes to work, eats, watches t.v. and sleeps. Every time I return home from church, I prepare myself for the ‘interrogation’ which awaits me. Who was there? What happened? Why are you late? What are you smilin about? Not only does he not want to make new memories, but he does not want me to make them either. As much as I try, as hard as I pray, this just depletes my joy. It drains me. For now, I cling to God’s promise. 1 Corinthians 7:14-For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
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