My husband, Chris, was recently contacted by a man from another state who had been unfaithful to his wife. He had heard of our story and wanted to connect with us. According to this man, once the news got out, his pastor shunned him and encouraged his wife to leave. Despite his willingness to make things right with his wife and the brokenness he seemed to display, the church kicked him to the curb and thus their entire family was devastated even more. Not only that, but when this couple decided to stay together and make their marriage work, they began looking for another church. They found one and were so thankful. That is, until the pastor from their old church called the new pastor and told him about their situation. And that pastor wouldn’t allow them to be a part of his church, either. I understand wanting the flock to be protected. I really do. And I am certain there are two sides to every story. I’m married to a pastor. Trust me, there are always two sides to a story. But, calling another pastor to tell him not to let a couple come to try to start over? When did we forget that the church is not a country club but instead a hospital for the sick? I’ve got an amazing pastor and friend, who did not kick us when we were down, but instead led the way toward our restoration. Maybe because I’ve seen this dealt with in an amazing way that this type of thing brings about a righteous anger within me. Remember this. We are all capable of falling. Just wanted to give you something to chew on today.