It’s even possible to have a mental affair with your ministry. You may have “divorced” your spouse and “married” the ministry – seeking to have your emotional tank filled through your service.
In ministry, there is a passion and drive within our heart to ‘make a difference’. It’s normal and proper; if we didn’t have it, being in the ministry wouldn’t be a whole lot of fun. But one of the ‘blind spots’ is being so ‘consumed’ with ministry, that we are not caring for the things at home. It’s usually not intentional, but if you’re not careful you can inadvertently ‘drive yourself out into the middle of nowhere’ in ministry, while your spouse and family wonder where you’ve gone.
Without a strong marriage your ministry won’t be as effective long term and what good is a ministry if your marriage suffers.
Keep yourself in check. Keep your marriage in check. Keep your spirit in check. Keep things at home in check. Keep all things in balance.