This message is good for any married man who plans to invest considerable time in ministry. This is set in the context of a church planting conference, but it might as well be anywhere, because it applies to all men who feel called to serve God, and who want to selflessly invest their lives for the cause for the the Gospel.
Carter talks about the marriages of John Wesley, George Whitefield & Jonathan Edwards, and their failures or successes. “You do not plant a church unless your wife shares your calling to plant a church… I don’t care how far you are down the road you are. I don’t care if there’s $100K in the bank. If your wife’s 90% sure and 10% she’s doing it for you, then you shut that sucker down! Because you will wreck your home and you will eventually wreck your church.”