Skip to comments.Spiritual adviser: ‘Darkness’ gripped Mark Sanford
Posted on 07/01/2009 4:40:37 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
Each Sunday afternoon in May, Gov. Mark Sanford and his wife hosted five other couples at the executive mansion for a spiritual "boot camp."
Topics discussed during the hour-and-a-half-long sessions included forgiveness and "not loving your wife as Christ loved the church."
The Culbertsons have a waiting list for their boot camps, which theyve held for about four years.
They often hold the Bible study groups at their spacious colonial house overlooking Lake Katherine.
The Sanfords asked to take part and even offered the governors mansion as a meeting place.
Culbertson said the course is "pretty intense." He quizzes prospective participants and asks them not to start the course if they dont intend to take it seriously.
"But they both committed to doing the work," he said, "and they both did all the work."
Besides Bible readings and prayer, the Culbertsons stage what they call a "date night," where spouses interview each other.
Culbertson said the boot camp is "not a marriage course, but marriages benefit from it."
"Because it challenges husbands and wives to talk about things eternal that typically we wont do unless were in a structured environment," he said.
"So its to challenge you in your spiritual life, in your walk with the Lord."
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Something else got “gripped”.
Darkness ain’t all that gripped Sanford...
Darn,beat me by much!
I just woke up 3 minutes before you!
JUST REsIGN AND GO AWAY YOU SLEAZEBAG
Heck, given the right woman, darkness is in HER grip.
Riiiiight. Better rethink your ad campaign, bud.
Sorry to be “judgemental” but Sanford is a POS who lied to his wife, friends, constituents and even his spiritual advisor. His best option now is to shut up and go away. No more revelations about other affairs or details of this one. Just fade into oblivion...
I have to remember to log on first before I feed the cats!
Is Sanford the source for all these intimate details? If so, something is seriously wrong with the man and if not, he sure does have a lot of enemies.
I didn’t initially think he should resign but geez, think of your family for a change mister! TMI every time he opens his mouth and his latest blathering makes me seriously question his competency to hold office.
That has always been my problem with the bozo politicians. If you ain’t smart enough to not get caught doing an affair, you ain’t smart enough to be in office.
The Devil made him do it.....here come da judge
Think about it.
In the days of Moses the law of God would call upon Sanford to take his mistress as an additional wife. Guess polygamy would solve this whole thing.
But after reading the last part where Culbertson doesn't think Sanford should resign.... I think Culbertson is just as caught up in the power grab as Sanford.
And I find it distasteful and disgusting.
IMO, Culbertson needs some remedial in the Scriptures.
Evidently this spiritual advisor thought nothing of dismissing their privacy.
A bit of publicity is more important than the people he was professing to help.
Then why didn’t Issac have more?
Learn The Bible, bud.
What a bunch of new age nonsense!
Sanford, according to his bio, is an Episcopalian. Therefore, he’s allowed all the carnal sinning known since Adam abandoned Eve for Lilith!
All these deep explanations, the mystery of it all! How could it happen?!
It’s really not that complicated.
Ditto. If I were his wife (speaking as a woman) I’d be more embarassed by the emails than the affair. He sounds like a Class A loser. Soulmate...PLEASE!! Throw a hook around this guy and get him off the stage.
***Soulmate...PLEASE!! Throw a hook around this guy and get him off the stage.***
Agreed! Give him ten years of marriage with his mistress, and look at her surprise when he gets tired of the day-to-day problem solving and he leaves for a new “soulmate.”
Methinks by the time he goes down Argentina way, the "soulmate" will have already moved on to her next "John."
Polygamy, except in certain cases where it was mandated by Mosaic Law, was something left up to the individual. You could have 1 wife as Isaac or 4 wives as in Jacob. It was individual choice.
I was thinking the same thing... :-)
And NONE of the polygamous marriages in The Bible was a happy one but rather given over to grief and bastardization.
As I said....
Abraham + 2nd wife = Ishmael
It's because he deliberately misused State travel funds and went AWOL that he should "step down". If he hadn't been "caught" he'd still be charging his trips to the taxpayer.
Oh, but wait..he said he'd pay back the money. So that makes it all right? I don't think so.
Wow, then if Jacob had not had multiple wives then there never would have been the 12 tribes of Israel. So are you willing to re-think your position on good effects of polygamy?
I have head this thing about all polygamist marriages being bad in the OT but there may be two reasons for this:
1) It sounds good but is unsupported by facts.
2) Most marriages described in the OT were polygamist.
And without the Arabs we certainly would not have the technology we have today.
Personally I have no problem with polygamy (or polyandry), as long as it's voluntary for all parties, which clearly wouldn't be the case here. And polygamy wouldn't help a bit in the solving the rather huge problem, that this nutjob keeps throwing press conferences to share intimate details of his sexual and romantic and tortured internal emotional life with the entire world.
It's already reached a point where I don't think any South Carolina jury would convict his wife if she put a bullet between his eyes.
Exactly. But I think it’s also valid to focus on his repeated public performances in which he tells the whole world a lot more than we want to know about the details of his various relationships. And telling the whole world how his Argentinian lover is his “soulmate” in the same breath as telling the whole world he’s committed to saving his marriage, is just way, way over the top. He’s displaying massive mental instability that’s totally incompatible with being the governor of a US state. His wife should be trying to have him committed to a psychiatric institution.