Twenty Three years ago today I married my pastor and best friend. Happy Anniversary, Alan!
The following is an excerpt from Chapter Four of my book:
Chapter 4: Life in a Fishbowl
“For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”(2 Timothy 1:7)
Dating a minister was quite a fishbowl existence for this 22 yr old girl who continued to struggle with paralyzing shyness and social anxiety. Only by God’s grace did I get through the public courtship, engagement, and marriage. One Sunday during the time before our first date, my sister Sharyn and I decided to stay for a fellowship luncheon. There “happened” to be an empty seat beside mine. Alan sat down and began conversing with us. At one point he turned to me and asked what I had been studying that week. My mind was…
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