Great words of wisdom from Mike McKinley in his book, “Church Planting is For: wimps”.
“Friend, if you plant a church, please do not make the same mistake I did. Don’t believe the lie that God cannot build his church unless you neglect your wife. The God whose church you are serving is the same God who commands you to love your wife as Christ loved the church. Love your wife more than you love the opinions of other people. Prioritize her above your own success. What does it profit you to build a strong, vibrant church but forfeit your wife?” (pg. 90)
“God is in the business of making us holy and effective, even if it’s painful.
So if you plant a church, be prepared for the fact that God may begin to sharpen and sanctify you in ways that are difficult. But take heart in the fact that God will use it. Just as Paul comforted others with the comfort he received from God (2 Cor. 1:4), we too help others grow in holiness when God puts us through a season of sanctification”. (pg 93)