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Adopting five foster children is impossible unless you have the right support.
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As a pastor, time for family and time for ministry constantly overlaps. Recognizing signs of imbalance and understanding one's limitations can help sustain both these elements in a pastor's life.
Are the priorities of God, family, and job the right ones?
Many evangelicals rank family second behind God on their list of priorities. In this classic article, Patterson questions that perspective, challenging Christians to consider where the church should rank on their list.
A pator faced with debilitating personal problems takes the first step on the road to renewed life and ministry.
A thorough account of the events that led one pastor into a debilitating depression and how therapy enabled him to return to his ministry with a healthier attitude and renewed energy.
Church leaders are seldom alone but often lonely.
Even in the midst of all the busyness that comes with the pastorate, many pastors are burdened with feelings of loneliness. While making acquaintances comes naturally, establishing friendships takes work.
How do you raise a family while leading a church?
Kyle Idleman shares his experiences growing up as a pastor's kid and reveals how he (as a pastor) tries to find a healthy balance between ministry and family.