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.