These are two sobering examples of the emails we receive. Coincidentally, they both came the same day as both writers listened to me on the same radio broadcast. Obviosuly, God was at work dealing with hurting hearts on this issue that day.
WICCA CAUSED DIVORCE
I heard you on American Family Radio. I am so glad to see your ministry out there. I have had my own experience with the occult, I am a Christian and it was about 3 years ago my husband stated he wanted to search out his own path and wanted to go in the direction of witchcraft.
I was married for 8 years and my husband wants to be a witch. I was the scariest time of my life. I was a weak Christian and really didn't know what I was getting myself into, but I decided to meet some of his friends and to make a long story short, I went to some of his circle meeting and was so afraid of loosing my marriage I made some wrong decisions in my life. I started doubting whether there was even a God because I questioned what I believed and questioned what they believed and was in so much spiritual warfare I thought I was going to go insane. I had all of it I could stand and knew I had to get away from that kind of influence and I knew that I had to go home (to my parents) I knew God was there. I was in so much turmoil, I was a emotional wreck and I didn't want my marriage to end and part of me didn't want to leave, but I believe God was taking me home. I had preachers give me advice on that I should stay in that marriage and I struggled with that. I believe when God saw that I couldn't handle anymore he said OK enough and my husband decided to leave.
I was a relief. I have a 12 year-old that at the time was 9 and when we were divorced he wanted to take her to his meetings. I had a long court battle, but by the Grace of God she is not allowed to be around his witchcraft. My ex-husband is a high priest and his new wife is a high priestess. He is very much involved in witchcraft and other forms of the occult. I know more about it than I care too. But When I came back to my small home town no one it seemed to understand that I had been in a war. No one really knows what Wicca is.
I am so glad that you are doing what you are doing. I hope and pray that one day my ex will know Christ. God has worked everything in my life that was meant for evil and made it good.
My ex doesn't even call anymore. I know that it hurts my little girl but I do know that I would rather him not speak to her, than for her to have a relationship with him and for her to be influenced by him daily.
Please keep me in your prayers. I look forward to reading your story and some of your books.
- Jennifer (
God bless you!
I am sobered by your note...what a reminder of Satan's power and desire to mess up lives and families.
I pray that you're involved in a good church and are not trying to stand on your own.
If there is any way we can minister to you please let us know.
ANOTHER WICCAN DIVORCE
I was listening to "Today's Issues" today on American Family Radio and wanted desperately to call in, but was in my car, so I couldn't.
First, I want to thank you for your ministry. It is an essential message. I realize that you probably get e-mails like this frequently, but for some reason I am compelled to share my story with you.
I am 22 right now and a single mother. The way that came about has largely to do
with Wicca. I grew up in a very strong Christian home. I was home-schooled for 4 years and
graduated from a Christian school. I attended a Christian college. The summer after my
freshman year, I accepted an internship as a youth director at my home church. Through a
friend I met Joe. I knew that he was involved in some stuff, but I did not realize exactly
what. We had only known each other for about three weeks - in which time I had become
hooked in occult practices, while living a double life at my church - when we decided to
move in together. I allowed myself to be taken into the world of drugs and immorality.
About 8 months later, I discovered that I was pregnant. That set something off inside of
me that I could not raise my child in the atmosphere in which I was living. I decided to
turn back to God. That decision created a lot of abuse from Joe, who was then my husband.
To make a long, painful story short, Joe chose his life of drugs and Wicca over his
family. The ironic ending to that chapter of my life is that our divorce was finalized on
I was wondering if there are any resources that you send out free. I would love to own the book you talked about on the radio, but money is short. So if there is anything that you send out free, I would love to get a copy.
Thank you and God bless your ministry,
God bless you!
It pains me to read your story but it is comforting to know that God is in your life once more. He is a loving, forgiving and compassionate Father...Praise The Lord!
I have mailed a package of materials to you today. I pray that the book ministers to you and that you can make use of the information in it to touch other lives.
Also, I was wondering if I could use your letter to me in a coming newsletter? I would be careful to remove your full name from any and all publication. I believe your story could be a warning to others who may be living double lives or who may be about to walk the wrong direction in a relationship. I also believe that parents and families need to hear your story as a warning that Church membership and appearances do not always reflect what is really happening under the surface.
Thanks very much for writing and please be sure and let us know if there is any way we can assist or minister to you.
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