Season Nine

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I am writing the story of my life as a TV series synopsis. For more information and to begin at the beginning, click here.

Season Nine Synopsis:

After much drama, both within the church and in their marriage, the husband finally agrees with our heroine and decides it’s time to leave the church. They attempt a peaceful goodbye, but that wouldn’t make for a good story.

It’s a mixed decision to leave, based partly on leaving patriarchy and partly to pursue more urban mission work. They say their goodbyes and most of the people are happy for them and wish them well on their new journey. By some, they will be missed.

They begin visiting churches where urban mission work is a core value. All of the visits were good and beautiful, and shocking to their children who have never experienced any other type of Christianity. The children, coming from the “frozen chosen” denomination, experience at one church, a beautiful place, doing amazing work for the Kingdom, a woman leading worship, someone speaking in tongues, and a woman yelling at the top of her lungs while dancing because she feels “Jeeeeeeesssusssss!” It’s beautiful…but very, very different for the kids. And while they love the experience, it’s not the place that God is calling them.

They are both in prayer and asking for guidance and God speaks. He shows them His will and they find a church and it’s everything they’ve prayed for. It’s different than what they’re used to and it’s beautiful. They know this where God has called them and they know this is their new home.

But it’s not as simple as just leaving their old church and attending a new church. They have to seek the approval and permission of the previous church to transfer their membership (remember those vows?) to this new church. It should be a simple paperwork process and done, but that wouldn’t make a good story. That wouldn’t be worth watching or writing about.

The church leadership makes a formal decision that they do not accept this new church as a Christian church. They must choose a “better” church that they approve of or return. And if they don’t obey, they will be excommunicated.

At this point, our heroine has a total breakdown and becomes suicidal. The audience gets to see and hear through the eyes of the heroine. It’s dark and unsettling.

We end the season watching the heroine begin having an evening drink or two or three every night to numb it all. The last scene of the season, she wipes the tears from her face and splashes back the rest of the bottle of rum. Fade to black.

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