March Courteous is a pseudonym.

Family must be number one,

No matter what the cost,

Or else the very heart of the church,

Our children, may be lost.


Ministry can be particularly hard, For what do children see?

A big bad church run by a God,

"who took my Dad away from me."


Resentment builds within their hearts,

When Dad is never there.

Especially on those special days,

When he could have shown he cared.


God designed the very first family,

And errors He doesn't make.

The church came later in His design,

A planned priority, not a mistake.


So don't feel guilty over your choice,

When time with family you take.

After all you are following His Word,

And a better minister you'll make.


March Courteous is a pseudonym.