“There was a resignation in her voice that alarmed me last night – in some ways it has been like watching a woman making preparations for her life after the divorce is final… I am supposed to be the one who makes her happy. But I have failed. And after 18 years I have come to the place where I have lost hope that Sandi will ever truly be happy or content. I have come to the place where I am now looking beyond our marriage to feel like I am successful at something important.”
~ Tom’s journal, August 1, 2007
So begins the story of the breaking and remaking of a marriage on mission. The Blaylocks identify three must win battles in their long journey back from the brink of ministry burnout and marital quicksand:
1. Forsaking the idolatry of a counterfeit identity
2. Owning what is mine and helping you to own what is yours
3. Practicing simple, missional rhythms long term
Take a moment today to learn more about their story at www.marriageonmission.com. See if the book that Missionary Church President Steve Jones called “the book” on marriage in ministry may be a helpful resource for your marriage and church.