From Mayhem to Ministry: Part 2

Part 1 of “From Mayhem to Ministry” can be read here.

The Challenge

You see, Jimmy ignored me, and I wasn’t used to being ignored by men. (Okay, so my husband ignored me. After he used me, he ignored me.) And even though I didn’t like Jimmy in “that way”, he became a challenge to me. What else did I have going for me? My marriage was in a shambles. My husband told me almost daily that he hated me. He stayed drunk, he said, so he wouldn’t have to put up with me. I was calloused to the promise, the vow of marriage. I had met my match in Mr. Jimmy Martin, Network Specialist. I was not to be ignored. So I upped the ante. Continue reading


From Mayhem to Ministry: Part 3

The first part of From Mayhem to Ministry can be read over at Blessed Beyond a Doubt.

The second part of From Mayhem to Ministry can be read here.

The Downward Spiral

The pregnancy wasn’t planned, and neither was the ensuing miscarriage. My body didn’t properly miscarry (if there is a proper way to do that), and so I had to go in for a D&C procedure. His son was 4 days old.

Insert lots of drinking and drugs here. Insert lots of depression here. Broken pieces of me littered the house, falling off of me one chunk at a time. Things got bad. Very bad. And they just kept on getting worse. When you have two people’s worlds colliding and collapsing, it gets very bad indeed. Continue reading