Posted by Dena on November 11, 2005, at 12:51:08 [reposted on November 12, 2005, at 2:31:40 | original URL]
In reply to Re: What do you do when Christ breaks your heart? » Dena, posted by allisonross on November 11, 2005, at 12:40:23
Omigosh! I ADORE Michael Yaconelli!!! Most folks haven't heard of him! "Messy Spirituality" was one of the most influential books of my life.
Also, "The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse" (forgot the authors)... & Dave Burchett's book.. and others, including Yancey, and John Fischer ("Twelve Steps for Recovering Pharisees (Like Me)" was a mind-blower...).
I read through part of your story... unfortunately, I have to put that off 'til another hour -- husband is due home, and I want to be ready for him (as well as get the house clean to surprise him... it's NEVER clean with 7 children living in it 24/7!).
A ministry I recommend, for healing, is Theophostic Prayer Ministry: www.theophostic.com
And a website for discovering God's (rather lavish) plan for sex is: www.themarriagebed.com (lots of folks there love Yaconelli, too).
Amazing that you knew Mike... I miss him! But he touched my life, deeply, before he left.
I've all but given up on the institutional church... not in reaction to what was done "to me" (as it was God who construed that "crucifixion" for my good), but becaue of what I'm being called into: home church.
Thanks for sharing!