God has put in the hearts of men to be noble instead of normal. Rather than withdrawing, we are called to be involved in the battles of the day. Being involved however encompasses much more than "I came, I saw, I conquered" for that too only ends up in isolation and withdrawal.
Chris, Anne, and their family of nine children have gone through a lot to become the ministry center God wanted them to be. Was it simple? Yes! Was it excruciatingly painful? Yes! Was it exciting? Yes.