He’s been living with a church member for almost a month now, and is still legally prohibited from returning to his house. If it wasn’t for church friends, he wouldn’t have anywhere to go and likely would have had to go to a shelter. It’s cold here this time of year, and Bob couldn’t even stay with his parents as they live in Tennessee and he cannot move out of state until his criminal case is concluded–and his court date is still several weeks out. His wife drained their joint bank account, and left him penniless until the court adjudicates their assets in the divorce proceedings. Bob has been able to see his kids a few times in the past few weeks, but only briefly. The kids haven’t been to church since Bob got arrested.
Bob’s been holding up alright, considering. The older church member he is staying with heats his house with wood, so Bob has been spending his days chopping and stacking wood, giving him good exercise and an outlet for frustrations. He’s also started an additional workout routine involving body-weight exercises and some weight-lifting. I’ve considered pointing Bob towards some books/blogs that might help him navigate this time, but so far I haven’t. I’m not sure what resources would be most useful for him, so if you have suggestions, feel free to let me know.
And please keep Bob in your prayers.