August 3, 2010 // Posted by Brad Hoffmann //
Ministry can drain a family. Its expectations (met and unmet) both from the leader and the organization can and often take a toll. One’s family comes before one’s ministry. You can lose your ministry, but maintain your family. You cannot lose your family and maintain your ministry. Losing your family will cause either temporary or permanent benching. Don’t try to save the world at the expense of your family. The greatest testament (witness) of the message you profess is seen through those in which you call family (your spouse and children).