Season: 5 Episode: 066
Shanda and Lettie talk about healing after being hurt by church leaders and the path to forgiveness. Lettie discusses why she stayed in the church after a traumatic experience and what God taught her about grace, imperfect leadership and how to take Jesus to those who feel like Christians are hypocrites.
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Hey guys! Welcome back to another episode of Her Faith Inspires podcast where we take cultural issues and align them to biblical truth. I want to remind you of the t-shirts available in the online store, as well as the printable study on the 7 churches in Revelation for only $10. Go to shandafulbright.com/shop to check it out.
Today, I have a long time friend on the show. Lettie and I were in youth group together and went to summer camps together. She was always the cute, petite super athletic girl that everyone loved. And she still is.
Lettie Marroquin is a long time lover of Jesus and happily married to her husband of 20 years. She currently resides in the great state of Idaho.
Lettie is full of joy and compassionate, with a heart to preach the love of Christ to all. She has served the church in a variety of roles. She served as youth leader for several years until she and her husband were called to lead a young adults ministry. Of course the young adults ministry was a huge blessing but God came calling again. Lettie stepped out in faith and began speaking at women’s retreats, special engagements and conferences. More recently Lettie and her husband moved to Idaho to begin their next adventure in service to the Lord. They both look forward to what God has in store for them in their new adventure.
I sometimes share my story of being deceived by someone in the church. We kind of have similar stories … same pain, different narrative. Tell us about your experience in the church.
People are hurt by the church in different ways. It sounds like your leaders were false teachers, manipulated you by telling you you were obeying God by not questioning. A lot of people stop going to church after they experience hurt. What made you decide to stay?
How has the hurt caused by leaders shaken your confidence in all leadership?
What do you say to people who don’t want to step back into a church because they were hurt by others, or let down by them?
The news of Ravi Zacharias came out recently. His involvement in several scandals and lawsuits is shocking. His daughter runs his ministry and confirmed the information is true. It can shake a lot of us. This shocking news has shaken many. What should we remember when it comes to humanity?
Many think the church is filled with hypocrites. My response is … they are. Broken people are in church. Is that a good reason not to attend church?
What is something you would say to inspire the faith of others?