Christian revivalist Jake Hamilton opened up about his struggle in marriage with his wife, Nicci. Today, he shares what he learned, “your first ministry is in your home.”
Alarming Divorce Rate
Marriage is one of the most concerning issues in America, as the divorce rate is high. According to the report from The Hive Law, 39 percent of marriages end up in divorce in the United States as of 2023 data. The statistics reported, “The average length of a marriage that ends in divorce is 8 years.” And “women file for 66% of divorces.”With that said, no wonder God has been leading Christians not to neglect families. Too many marriages have been successfully broken. But God is still in the business of rebuilding and reconciling marriages that would reflect His glory.
Jake Hamilton Marriage
In a recent Instagram post, worship leader Jake Hamilton opened up about his marriage with his beautiful wife, Nicci. Together, the couple shared the most common dilemma Christian couples face nowadays, especially if the partner is in full-time ministry.
The short video clip revealed the status of Jake and Nicci’s marriage within ten years.
Nicci started with the question, “Did you marry someone with a calling in ministry?” And then, the couple acted out the real-life situation wherein Jake had no more time for his family because of ministry.
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Jake could not show up at family dinners because of worship practice. He could not date his wife anymore because of counseling meetings at church. More so, he could not attend his son’s first soccer game during the weekend because of community outreaches. And each time, the husband would tell his wife to understand and say, “remember, God first.”
Then Nicci shared how she felt during those times she felt neglected by Jake. She recalled, “left me feeling kind of like a second class citizen to the calling of God, really hurts.”
But watch how God taught Jake to handle his struggle with his marriage, where he learned that “Ministry is not God and God is not ministry.”
Reference | Instagram – Jake Hamilton
Header Image: Jake Hamilton [@thejakehamilton]. Jake and Nicci in a video clip. Instagram, 1 Apr. 2023, https://www.instagram.com/p/CqdZmv1MYKU/