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10 Things Your Husband Hates about Church

  • Cindi McMenamin Author
10 Things Your Husband Hates about Church

I know how you feel. There are certain things your husband hates about church and you aren’t sure what to do about it. I know how you feel because my husband really didn’t like church for a while, either. And I’m married to a pastor!

Twice over the past 25 years, my husband, Hugh, stepped out of his role as a senior pastor to recoup from burnout and re-evaluate his heart for ministry. During that time, he not only examined why he does the things pastors do, but having had time on the other side of the platform, he saw the stage from where your husband sees it, and experienced some of the same things as your man.

In addition to being a “guy in the congregation,” Hugh has also led several in-depth small groups for men in which they got real about what really bugged them about church. I asked Hugh to lend some insight into “10 Things Your Husband Hates about Church.” Coupled with my 30 years of experience discipling women who have told me what their husbands think about church, too, we came up with this list of “the terrible 10” – at least through the eyes of a man.

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