When I was about 30 years old Lori and I went through one of the hardest experiences of our lives.  We were married under 2 years.   We were heavily involved in ministry at the church where I served.  We had bought our first house.  She had a good job.  It seemed like we were headed on a smooth pathway forward in life.           

But I noticed there was something wrong with me.  I remember we had a free evening and went to a mall to shop.  But even though I was off work, I couldn’t relax.  I felt stressed through our entire time at the mall.  Then we had a youth event where we went bowling.  Every time a bowling ball hit the lane, it started a ringing in my head.  I had trouble sleeping.  I couldn’t figure out what was wrong.