sad times Our lives have been turned upside down. A few weeks ago my wife and I got in an argument one morning. Things got out of hand and she tore up some of our wedding pictures. I was shocked and my immediate reaction was to slap her. She called the police and they hauled me to jail. After two days my wife was sorry and so was I. She bailed me out from jail and now I await trial. The state wants to separate us and tear apart our family (I have two small children) for up to six months. They don't even want me in my own home. My wife has forgiven me and wants me back home. She has written a letter to the judge stating that she is definetly not pressing charges and wants me back with the family. But the state may try to take this in their own hands and put me back in jail anyways and separate me from my family when I get out. Please pray that God will protect us from the power of the devil. It is true that we sinned, but we are looking for mercy.