Back From the Brink

Just When Things Seemed Hopeless

They are a young, energetic couple with three children and a thriving ministry at a church that has enjoyed a triple-digit growth rate since opening its doors just 4 years ago. But Charlie and Sandy Salmon, pastors at Church on the Ridge in Snoqualmie, Washington, would never claim to be the ideal 21st-century ministry family. While they are looking forward to their silver anniversary in 2009, they nearly became a divorce statistic just 11 years into their marriage. The lessons they learned from that experience have made them the man and wife — and the pastors — they are today.

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