This post is part of the UNCO synchro blog. You can read other posts from the series here.
“You’re learning a lot about yourself”
“Enjoy this time away from ministry”
“this is going to make you a better pastor”
“You’re going to have such good preaching material”
“One day you’ll be grateful for the lessons learned in this season”
All of the above things have been said to me this year. All by people I absolutely adore. None of them are wrong.
But seriously, fuck this!
I am not grateful that my marriage is over. I am not grateful to have lost the job of my dreams. I am not grateful to have been cut off from friends and community. I am not grateful that I am missing so much of my kids’ lives. I am not grateful to not have a place of my own. I…
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