Mable was 28, single, and desired to be married. She finished college and had an outstanding job but was feeling as though something was missing. The next “mile marker” was marriage, but there were no eligible candidates in her church.
She told her friends that she was not desperate, but whether it was in her mind or a conversation with others, she always brought up the marriage topic.
The scriptures on loneliness, marriage, contentment, patience, and that God gave her the desires of her heart had twisted themselves like a web around her soul. Her mind was a subjective haze when it came to singleness and marriage.
When I was single, I felt as though I was in prison, but there was hope that I would be released. After my first year with Biff, I feel like I’m in another prison, but this time there is no hope of escaping. All I’ve accomplished is a prison switch. What can I do?
Biff seemed like an answer to prayer. He was such a nice guy, so it seemed. But after one year of marriage, Biff’s sin list was apparent.
Rick launched the Life Over Coffee global training network in 2008 to bring hope and help for you and others by creating resources that spark conversations for transformation. His primary responsibilities are resource creation and leadership development, which he does through speaking, writing, podcasting, and educating.
In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology and, in 1991, a BS in Education. In 1993, he received his ordination into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s University. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).