Needed Time: A time starved marriage

Blog Thoughts of Pastor Dave Barringer

Dave and Anne diagonal

**From the get go, all of the credit for this blog goes to Anne. Thanks babe for your help!!

Yesterday we celebrated 15 years of marriage. Your anniversary is a time of reflection.  We spent the evening eating and shopping and reminiscing over the past decade and a half.  There’s no way Anne and I have arrived. But we’ve come a long way.  We have gone through a lot of struggles.  And if there’s anything that I’ve struggled at in our marriage from the beginning it’s with this issue of “time.”

Anne married a “work-a-holic.” She married someone who couldn’t say “no” to people.  My heart as a pastor is to help.  So my excuse for not taking a day off or vacations for the first few years of marriage was my compassion for the people I pastored and the loyalty to the church I served.  From one angle, it…

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