Wednesday, February 18, 2009
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. -- Proverbs 31:10
Last week during the blog tour, we learned quite a bit about First Lady Denise Hightower and her struggles with her husband's secret addictions. This week, let's take a look at the Hightower's.
Author Wanda B. Campbell shares profiles for this couple ...
Bryce Hightower is a thirty-four year-old pastor. An only child, he lost his parents to an automobile accident at the age of seventeen. While Bryce shared a strong bond with his mother, the relationship he had with his father was somewhat strained. He's struggled with acceptance and doesn't have much of a life outside of the church. He's a proud man, and yet at the same time he's insecure. His fear of rejection prevents him from seeking the help he needs. One Sunday, seated in his pulpit, in walks the love of his life.
Denise Hisgtower is a twenty-nine year-old hospital budget director. The daughter of a deacon, she is a daughter of the church. As a college graduate, she's intelligent. After a short eight-month courtship, she marries Pastor Hightower. They have been married for three years. Denise values her role as wife and first lady above her career. After working a full day, she comes home and prepares home-cooked meals. She keeps her house clean and honors her husband. At church, she supports him and at home she tends to his every need and in the bedroom she's liberal.
Seems like the perfect couple, but there is no such thing. Below listen to an audio excerpt as Bryce realizes, he can no longer deny his problem.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
After three years of marriage, Denise Hightower discovers that her husband, Pastor Bryce Hightower, has a secret addiction that not only jeopardizes his marriage, but impairs his ability to effectively preach the gospel.
Yielding to pressure from her mother and her husband, Denise agrees to keep his addiction a secret, although her self-esteem plummets. Her life as the perfect First Lady is falling apart at the seams. Denise suffers in silence until she is confronted with the addiction from a trusted member of the church.
Self-centered and determined to uphold his pastoral image, Bryce is oblivious to his wife's emotional state. He's convinced that he can overcome his "little problem" on his own, so he rejects the spiritual help God sends him. But when his secret is discovered, will he be able to come clean with himself, God, and his congregation before he loses it all?
For more information about Wanda, visit her at wandabcampbell.net.
BLOG TOUR GIVEAWAY
This week's winner will receive An autographed copy of First Sunday in October and a coupon for a FREE print design (choose a bookmark, postcard or business card) courtesy of Tywebbin Creations. Winner are responsible for printing.
Check Wanda B. Campbell's blog for the winners.