R Kent Smith
You are not alone! I too have felt unbelievable pain and was astounded to learn that so many had already walked that path and prospered. One of the most powerful lessons I had to learn was to seat aside what I call my Painful Preacher Pride. Please my dear friend, do not let the social stigmas of a perfect ministry stop you from reaching out. Every ministry has felt pain. Every ministry has felt scandal. The difference in those that survive with integrity is not whether you face scandal but rather how you handle that scandal. My dear hurting friend, I and others have walked similar paths and are here for you.
– R Kent Smith