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Sleep: The Neglected Gift
As a pastor, I learned I needed to embrace God's gift of sleep.
Control and Prevention has declared insufficient sleep to be a public health problem. Lack of sleep impacts emotional well-being, causing anxiety, depression, flared tempers, and poor
The Road to Emotional Health
How transforming your unhealthy interior transforms your leadership.
until I understood that these beneath-the-surface components of my life had not been transformed by Jesus that I discovered the inseparable link between emotional health and spiritual
7 Keys to a Smooth Church Transition
How to make major changes without alienating your congregation.
Overcome emotional resistance by recognizing concerns, engaging in dialogue, reiterating the positive, and—as with intellectual resistance “Maintaining my spiritual health as a leader
The Weight of Stress in Ministry
Women are three times as likely to experience depression.
isolated. Depression is a major mental health issue for women. numb. You feel like your emotional reserves are depleted and your physical energy is low.
How to Stay Healthy While Pastoring an Unhealthy Church
Hurting churches hurt people. Including pastors who try to help them. Here are 9 principles to help you stay strong.
This is essential for the pastors' mental and emotional health, because there are fewer things that will draw us into an unhealthy church's drama than constantly living in reaction to that
Peter Scazzero talks about why leaders must attend to their inner lives.
4. Do you think sometimes it is because the leaders have nobody in their life regularly checking on them? Is that a significant reason why leaders could be emotionally unhealthy?
The Success Affair
Why do so many adulterous relationships begin when ministry is going well?
Am I trying to fill an emotional deficit? And where can I get a healthy perspective on this? Second, church leadership needs to accept responsibility for the spiritual health of the pastor.
Top 10 Resources for Mental Health Ministry
Books, websites, organizations, and people who can help you help those with mental illness and their families.
Refer people to them for professional mental health care and emotional support, and consider using them as a resource for yourself and your staff. Paying
5 Passages Your Pastor Wishes You'd Stop Taking out of Context
How we get them wrong and what church leaders can do about it.
I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as embedded in the text,” Gray explains, “is that John wishes Gaius spiritual and emotional wellbeing.” Bargerhuff
Getting Unstuck: Innovative Small Churches Find Alternatives, Not Excuses
Problems don’t become excuses when we say “we can’t do it that way.” They become excuses when we say “we can’t do it any other way, either.”
Spiritual, social, financial, emotional and more. What's a small church pastor to do when we're working hard, seeing signs of health, but the numbers are stuck?
Does Your Church Have the Right Model?
How to decide.
It wasn't through sexual sin, but through emotional abandonment.”. The Current Landscape. This smorgasbord of church strategies can be confusing and intimidating for church leaders.
11 Ways to Protect Your Spirit from the Demands of Pastoral Ministry
Pastoral ministry can be hazardous to our spiritual health. But it doesn’t need to be.
Whether our churches are growing, static, sick, healthy, big, small or any combination of those, Pastoral ministry is increasingly seen as a detriment to our spiritual and emotional health.
Epidemic: Another Pastor Burned Out and Quit Last Sunday
The pain of one pastor is intensified under the unforgiving glare of the spotlight, while the pain of another is ignored. Both hurt equally.
But he'd gotten his priorities out of whack. He'd put all his time and energy into the church and had neglected his own spiritual and emotional health.
Maybe this curse is also a blessing
method that might curtail my premenstrual symptoms is tantalizing but not ultimately in the best interest of my overall health, I am back to having mild to moderate emotional breakdowns.
Emotional Health Should Be Required for Leaders
It’s one way to avoid toxic situations in your church
Emotional Health Should Be Required for Leaders. It's one way to avoid toxic situations in your church. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print.
When Church Growth Numbers Blind Us to Deeper Truths
Increasing numbers can cause us to make two equal, but opposite mistakes about church growth and health.
We can't ignore the numbers. But we must be careful not to depend on them so much that they blind us to the non-numerical realities of spiritual and emotional health.
How the Church Can Support Emotional Health
If you can’t find healing in the Body of Christ, where can you find it?
How the Church Can Support Emotional Health. If you can't find healing in the Body of Christ, where can you find it? Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. 0; tweet; email; print.
Why I Didn’t Write an Article about Health
…or did I?
It's not that I don't love the topic. I have long been a strong proponent of intentionality in the areas of physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational health. These areas are all interrelated.
Word of the Year: Healthy
Is it time to take care of yourself?
through "comfort" foods or an extra glass of wine. These tools would serve me well to maintain a level of emotional health in the stressful year to come.