Ghana—Balancing marriage and ministry is like walking a tightrope. Several patterns of thinking throw marriages off balance and the unique demands of ministry, especially missions complicates one’s work and life balance.
Ghanaian preacher, Rev Obofour, has given a piece of brutally honest advice to his colleague pastors and their wives.
The man of God says if you’re a pastor and your wife is giving you trouble, you should divorce her with immediate effect.
Rev Obofour made the above-mentioned pronouncement in chitchat with his junior pastors adding that it is better to divorce your wife if she is giving you trouble because new girls are available and prettier.
He also advised wives and pastors not to entertain excuses from their husbands who always find reasons to avoid them in bed.
He furthered that even if the divorce issue is discussed on the radio or broadcasted on TV if one has no interest in you they will still walk away.
Danger, conflict, miscommunication, and hurt feelings lurk nearby when you and your spouse disagree about ministry. When one spouse begins tracking time differently, it won’t be long until simple ministry tasks become sources of frustration and guilt.
These innocent differences of opinion can turn arguments into fights and bitterness.