How can you get your pastor to help?

Posted: July 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

A Cry For Justice

Here’s the pattern I’ve lived and seen in others. We KNOW our husbands are doing some awful things. But we don’t want people to hate him or judge him. We want him to be loved and get pastoral care. We hope that a little talking to will wake him up and he will straighten up and fly right. There will be a tug of the Holy Spirit, a turning away from sin, and we can live happily ever after. No big confrontation. No big lawyer bill. No wagging tongues. No 911. Just a pastor tending his sheep and keeping us all safe. Because I was trying to be careful, I spoke victimese to my pastors at first.

Pastors, here’s an ACFJ translator for when a victim comes to you seeking help.

Concerned = Scared out of our minds
Grumpy = He’s a tyrant
Communication problems = Name calling and blaming…

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