It has now been over 4,000 days since I bid farewell to the Billy Graham rule. I’m still happily married and passionately devoted to my wife and marriage.
The rule popped up in social media a couple of weeks ago when the sad news about Billy Graham’s grandson, Tullian Tchividjian spread over social media. Tchividjian stepped down from his high profile pastoral position because of adultery. Apparently, Tchividjian’s wife had already been involved in an affair and the marriage was in crisis mode when he sought out the comfort of a female friend.
A day after the news, Marvin Olasky from World reminded his readers about Tchividjian’s grandfather and what has become known as the “Billy Graham rule.” Graham refused to meet, eat, or travel with a woman alone.
Olasky urged that, “Male leaders of Christian organizations should publicly sign onto the heart of the Billy Graham rule.”
I thought I would share a few thoughts in light of the fresh appeal to the rule.