Serial Polygamy: Multiple Wives, One at a Time
- Wednesday, July 10, 2013
They lied to us. Children aren't that resilient. They don't bounce back. They suffer the loss and grief of the destruction of their families as well as what they could have had with a mom and dad committed to each other. Who gave their children the love and support they needed to grow up to be healthy, well-adjusted adults.
Christians yelling, "Stop it" is not the way to move our society away from the pain of serial polygamy and down the road to Biblical monogamy. As Christians, we must remember 1 Peter 4:17 "For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household…” When we have our own house in order our society may well stand up and take notice.
Dr. Roger Barrier retired as senior teaching pastor from Casas Church in Tucson, Arizona. In addition to being an author and sought-after conference speaker, Roger has mentored or taught thousands of pastors, missionaries, and Christian leaders worldwide. Casas Church, where Roger served throughout his thirty-five-year career, is a megachurch known for a well-integrated, multi-generational ministry. The value of including new generations is deeply ingrained throughout Casas to help the church move strongly right through the twenty-first century and beyond. Dr. Barrier holds degrees from Baylor University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Golden Gate Seminary in Greek, religion, theology, and pastoral care. His popular book, Listening to the Voice of God, published by Bethany House, is in its second printing and is available in Thai and Portuguese. His latest work is, Got Guts? Get Godly! Pray the Prayer God Guarantees to Answer, from Xulon Press. Roger can be found blogging at Preach It, Teach It, the pastoral teaching site founded with his wife, Dr. Julie Barrier.
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