Mable is the “go-to” gal in her church. When someone is struggling, Mable is the one who gets the call. Mable’s husband is passive and preoccupied. Biff checked out a long time ago, settling to be the breadwinner.
You can imagine the shock of Mable’s friends when they saw her yelling at Biff in the hallway of the church building. No one had ever seen the darker side of Mable. They knew Biff was a quiet, passive man, and it was not polite to pry into people’s business. Besides, they must be doing something right, look at Mable: her love for God was well known.
To compound their growing family problems, Biffy and Biffina are rebellious teenagers. When they were young, Mable kept them preoccupied at the church building. She shuffled them around while she taught Bible studies, counseled, led kid’s events, and fulfilled other leadership roles.
Biffy and Biffina were always role models. Their clothes were perfect. They excelled in Bible drills. The church was their lives. What their “non-prying” friends did not know was that Biff had checked out of the marriage and the kids were modeling the hypocrisy of their mom.
Just before Biffina’s seventeenth birthday, Biff and Mable found out that their daughter was pregnant. Mable’s worst fear had come: her ambition for ministry was collapsing.
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).