Monday, June 27, 2011

I'm Tina's Marine

My name is Tim Anderson. I'm the man behind Tina Anderson. I am a former Marine and I'm the one that went into "Marine mode" and encouraged her to be strong even though we knew this would be a tough journey for her and our family.

I am very proud of my wife. This past year and a half has not been easy on her. This is not the road she would have chosen for herself. It is the path that God has set before us and we will give Him all the glory and praise for what He has done, is doing, and will continue to do.

Every once in a while I will read something that I want to respond to. I've responded openly to a couple things online but for the most part have remained quiet except for the occasional Facebook note that I would post. A couple times they were picked up and shared with others on a more open venue.

Anyway, I thought about starting my own blog but don't know how much I'll be writing and it occurred to me that maybe Laurie would let me post a few things on the blog she started a few months ago. She was very gracious and has opened a spot for me to share my occasional thoughts with you.

Lastly, "thank you" to all of you that have been a support to my wife and our family. Your prayers and words of encouragement mean a lot. We don't take you for granted. Our goal is to be an encouragement to you and hope that Tina's story will give others the courage to do what is right when abuse happens, to comfort and support the abused, to seek justice against the abuser, and to love God no matter what happens in your life.



  1. So proud of you all for the courage it took as a family to do this huge undertaking for the past year and a half. We want you to know that we love you and pray for you constantly. Its such a blessing to see people being faithful to Him that is always faithful even the hardest of times. Love Dave and Hannah Matteson

  2. Tim, what a very great idea! Know that we love and support all of you in thoughts and prayers daily.

  3. Tim,
    I just this past weekend heard about what your wife went through. As a Christian that left the IFB shortly after graduating from a Christian college, I feel so sad that there are still children bound up in this system that doesn't really seem to value them. I've read your other two letters on this blog and I'm glad Tina has you. I'm glad you both still love God and I will pray for healing to continue for both of you.
    Karen Young