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Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
Helping men who have succumbed to sexual addiction is my calling at this stage of life. 4 Aspects of Sexual Addiction Recovery. 1. The spiritual aspect.
Did 2016 Expose America's (And the Church's) Fame Addiction?
The church should be providing a counter-cultural balance to our fame obsession. Instead, we're feeding into it.
Church & CultureDecember 30, 2016. Did 2016 Expose America's (And the Church's) Fame Addiction? The church should be providing a counter-cultural
Don’t Try To Be Successful, Try To Do Good Work
A minister with a well-nourished soul may or may not have a big church, but they’ll always have a healthy ministry.
wonderful things. But how do you measure the value of the time spent mentoring a young person so that they don't follow their classmates into addiction? Or
The Spiritual Roots of Addiction
Seth Haines talks about his battle with alcoholism and how leaders can help addicts find freedom.
There is a tension between expecting victory over sin and the reality of addiction and sin as a lifelong struggle. Even Christian leaders can be vulnerable to addiction and temptation.
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors
It’s about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care.
My relationships with churches begin in a variety of ways. Sometimes a partnership is born when one of my clients refers someone from a different church to meet with me.
Pastors in Recovery
Admitting an addiction has its risks ... and real ministry benefits.
He now serves as pastor of congregation life and recovery at EverGreen Ministries in Hudsonville, Michigan, and he is open about his addiction. He
Lent for Leaders
In our effort to help others observe the season, we can fail to consider what we need.
Perhaps, you're battling an addiction of some kind that you haven't admitted, even to yourself. Or maybe you have deep-seated anger toward others or yourself.
Hollowed Out, Hallowed In
Leading during a time of personal trauma
It involved my discovery of decades-long drug and alcohol abuse, addiction, and mental health disorders in an immediate family member. Addiction. Mental health disorders.
Church Management Roundup: 07.07.14
Five trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
There's a big difference between enjoying what we do and depending on it to deliver meaning and worth. ... The answer to this enslaving addiction? The gospel of grace.
Offer Support, Not Shame
10 Things I’ve Learned while Walking with Wives of Sexual Offenders
Now is the time for raw and regular conversations about healthy sexuality, sexual addiction, and sexual sin. Now is the time to ramp up our best practices and protective policies.
A Safe Place to Break Down
An interview with Simone Halpin, director of women’s care at Moody Church
But their chains are abuse and drug addiction and they think that they are being provided for by their pimps, who they call their boyfriends, and obviously they are nothing really
Called into a Mess
Pastoring is rarely glamorous, and often chaotic. That’s normal. That’s ministry.
My head trustee who had a key to every room in the church relapsed into a crack addiction, and I had to juggle ministering a parishioner in need of his pastor and protecting the church
Sabbath-Keeping for Pastors
Making rest an indispensable part of your routine.
distraction, escape, and avoiding reflection. Richard Foster in Celebration of Discipline asks, “How do you discern an addiction? Very simply, you watch
From Moralizing to Connection
XXXChurch's Steven Luff on how local churches can engage porn addiction.
you've seen? I've lead church-based sexual addiction recovery groups for the past seven years and continue now through faithandsexcenter.com. I've
Where Lust Leads
One pastor's journey through sex addiction.
me feel guilty and ashamed. My addiction and my faith went to war, and my soul was the battlefield. How was it a battlefield? Because I knew my private
4 Surprising Benefits of Seminary
What I learned in a classroom that proved helpful in leading a church.
But when we take the work more seriously than ourselves, we spare our congregants from unwittingly feeding our approval addiction. A family will be torn apart by addiction.
6 Things I've Learned Hanging Out with Addicts
Stepping out to the margins blew up my ministry.
That's her family reunion. Karen finished her 90 days, but can't seem to break the generational cycle of drug addiction. 4. The Gospel isn't Just Academic Theory. It's a Tangible Hope.
The Spirituality of Slowing Down and Shutting Up
How do you connect with God in a society of perpetual noise and busyness?
In silence and slowing down we learn that we will survive, indeed thrive, as we cease activity. We gain the trust to take a break from our work and stop