Personally and professionally, my wife Kendra knows that there are some things that I need to be very careful of violating as her husband and as a pastor. For example, being alone with member of the opposite sex is something I am very careful about not doing. Even being alone with a woman in a public place or traveling together is something I am very cautious of doing.
I can't help if wonder if we sometimes get too cavalier in this area and we get into trouble. Billy Graham is someone for whom I have a tremendous amount of respect. He resolved ...
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