Heartbroken

by Mike
(NC)

I have been serving in a church for almost four years, and pursuing my education for six. During that time my wife and I have grown apart. We still love each other, but more as friends than the connection we once shared. I have tried many times to explain the need for joy in our relationship, but my words fall on deaf ears. This coupled with the stress of constantly putting out fires in a church that went through a split a year before I came has brought me to the point that I feel emotionally dead.

My problem recently got worse. I just got back from a 3 week mission trip to Burma, and I fell in love with the people there. I have never felt so alive in my ministry here, nor in my relationship for a long time. My family would never move there to establish a ministry, nor will I leave my family. My heart feels torn in two, and I feel like I am just going through the motions here.

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