I have talked about the challenges of pursing Orthodoxy with a family and spouse who were/are vehementy (to put it nice) opposed and were/are convinced that I am instead pursuing satanism. Thanks to all of your prayers and intercessions and that of others, I have been upgraded from satanist to heretic! I make light of a delicate situation, but it is about the only way I can survive. Thank you and I ask that you continue to remember us. And there is a new prayer request that I ask of. There have been some marital issues that my wife and I have had to work through. My wife has come from a home that is very domineering, controlling and at points crossing over into abuse. I have had to work through learning how to have patience, mercy and love in this. My father is a great man in the mold of George Washington who does much and says little. An outsider would say my mother is the one who runs the show. We do tend to model what we have seen. As my wife has seen my father's approach in me and compared it to that of her father, it has created power struggles. We have been to a counselor for a little over a year now. I am happy to say that my wife and I have made positive breakthroughs on these power struggles. My wife has rediscovered her love for God. And in this is my prayer request. She comes from a very Protestant and Southern Baptist background. She is starting to get caught up in the Word-Faith movement, otherwise known as the "name it and claim it" or "prosperity gospel". Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen, etc. She hasn't discovered this yet, but the Word-Faith movement denies the Cross. Joyce Meyer has stated over the years she is now in-errent on her interpretation Scripture and that she no longer sins. For those who know who she is (and for those who don't), she has a classic Texas accent with a wit and charm accompanied by a "tell it like it is" approach. It is very appealing, to the tune of a $95 million dollar per year "ministry". My wife is getting caught up in this. I need prayers and intercessions for wisdom, mercy and love on how to approach this and how to guide my wife away from this dangerous teaching without crushing her newly found love for God.