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Workaholic On Work/Ministry Can Affect Your Marriage

Here are some tips for Spouses who work too much. Workaholism puts a marriage at risk. Spouses of workaholics often feel estranged from their mates and express less affection. Before the dawn of laptops, cell phones, PDA’s, and other electronic gadgets, leaving work at the office was not as difficult as it is in today’s world. You don’t have to be a total workaholic to have your work negatively impact your marriage.

Tips to Prevent Work From Hurting Your Marriage

•Understand the importance of drawing a line between work and home.

•Make sure that you don’t use the master bedroom for your home office. The master bedroom should be off limits to computers and televisions!

•When you first arrive home from work, give your spouse a big hug and kiss. Then spend some time talking together about how the day went. Don’t do anything else til you do this.

•Don’t use your work schedule as an excuse to cop out on doing your share of the household chores.

•Try to do one thing at a time.

•Turn off your landline phone, cell phone, and other electronic devices that could interrupt you from spending time with your spouse and children.

•Find a way to unwind from the office before you walk through the door at home.

1. Sit in your car for 10 minutes a block away.

2. Stop at a park to jog or walk.

3. Work out a gym for a few minutes.

4. Listen to an audio book or music.

•If you work at home, make sure that you have some sort of a buffer zone between your home office and the rest of your home.

1. A door

2. A shelf with plants or books

3. A screen

4. Hanging beads

5. A curtain or drape

•Stick to your scheduled work hours. It isn’t fair to your spouse or your kids to work longer than expected.

•Sure, there may be times when you have to work than you planned. Just don’t make the extra work hours a daily occurrence.

•If your work schedule will temporarily include longer hours for awhile, make sure that you have at least one night during the week, and one day during the weekend to spend time together.



Benny Hinn Says Neglecting Family Led to Divorce

Benny Hinn Says His Marriage Failed because He Did Not Spend Enough Time with His Family:

Television evangelist Benny Hinn has admitted that his marriage probably broke down because he did not spend enough time with the family.

On the August 5 edition of his show “This is your Day,” Hinn said he was oftentimes “caught up with the ministry,” so much so that he forgot about his family.

Hinn admitted the two had “challenges,” but that he never expected her decision to end things.

“We had troubles for a long time. And I would ask her often… ‘Would you ever divorce me?’” Hinn shared. “She said, ‘Never because I fear God too much. She said, ‘My covenant is with God, not you.’”

“And I guess she could no longer handle it. One day she did it to my shock,” he added.

“I’ve made mistakes because I wasn’t the perfect husband and the perfect dad because I was always gone traveling the world,” he said. “That’s probably what broke the whole thing up.”

Painful Admission

The pair married in 1979 and have three daughters and a son.

Hinn said it’s often painful to talk about their separation, which began well before the divorce was announced.

“We’ve had to be very quiet to protect the ministry, the work of the Lord,” he said. “But sadly when you are a public person, everything you do becomes public.”

“I don’t care how strong you are,” Hinn continued. “I don’t care if the anointing of God is mighty on you. Nobody wants to be alone. I don’t care who you are. I am a human being just like you.”

In a heartfelt moment after his children joined him on stage during the show, Hinn said he was oftentimes so “busy in the ministry” that he forgot about his family.

“That’s probably what broke the whole thing up. And they’ve said to me… ‘hey daddy, you’ve never been here,’” Hinn said. “So I’ve made mistakes because I wasn’t the perfect husband and the perfect dad because I was always gone traveling the world.”

He urged those watching to focus on their family and not lose sight of what’s important. Hinn told his viewers “not to neglect your family,” saying that the call of God should first touch the family. “If you have no family, you can’t go on anyways,” he said.

“Because if you neglect your family you’ll suffer pain. You got to focus on your family,” Hinn said.




Your Spouse Is More Important Than Your Kids Or Ministry


6 Responses to “Workaholic On Work/Ministry Can Affect Your Marriage”

  1. I think the problem also becomes greater, when the love of money and material thngs creep in. The danger being, using the love of the LORD’ S ministry, to cover the name of loving the money that comes in from what a person calls the LORD’S ministry. When the love of money comes in, then everything else breaks down!

  2. Seriously important to keep give proper time to our family over other work or duties… To neglect our own family is spoken with very harsh words in scripture… So many of leaders and friends are splitting up. It really is a diabolical thing from the enemy…

  3. Heard Benny is (or was) getting a divorce.

  4. Amen….turn your marriage to God..thats the only way to have a true marriage all things are possible through Jesus Christ..GOD BLESS YOU


  6. Some truly interesting info , well written and generally user friendly ….

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