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Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate. Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption. 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
The Spiritual Roots of Addiction
Seth Haines talks about his battle with alcoholism and how leaders can help addicts find freedom.
The Spiritual Roots of Addiction. Seth Haines talks about his battle with alcoholism and how leaders can help addicts find freedom. Soon his habit spiraled into a full-blown addiction.
Pastors in Recovery
Admitting an addiction has its risks ... and real ministry benefits.
Pastors in Recovery. Admitting an addiction has its risks ... and real ministry benefits. Ten years earlier, working as a youth pastor, Hoekstra first wondered if he might have an addiction.
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
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors
It’s about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care.
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors. It's about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care. Rebecca Meyer and Gerald Hiestand. 0; tweet;
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.
Codependency and the Church
It’s a growing addiction. Are you ready to talk about it?
Codependency and the Church. It's a growing addiction. They didn't talk about other people's problems, and they didn't blame their own behavior on another person's addiction.
How Are You Pastor, Really?
New research shows where pastors are feeling fine and where they aren't.
Addictions. One in six pastors say they struggle or have struggled with an addiction during their time in ministry. Among these leaders, a majority has
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.
6 Things I've Learned Hanging Out with Addicts
Stepping out to the margins blew up my ministry.
What's the better option: advocating divorce for their future sobriety or saving the marriage by allowing the husbands to drag their wives back into addiction once they get out of rehab?
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
From Moralizing to Connection
XXXChurch's Steven Luff on how local churches can engage porn addiction.
XXXChurch's Steven Luff on how local churches can engage porn addiction. Steven Luff leads sexual addiction recovery groups with the well known XXXchurch.com.
When Service is Selfish
Codependent behavior might be as close as your church.
According to McBean, "Now even secular recovery centers advocate the deep spiritual malaise that accompanies issues like addiction and codependency." The church is well
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
What Tommy Taught Me
Our church’s walk with a homeless man marked us indelibly.
kind man who took great pride in his work as a skilled laborer, it was also clear that Tommy faced many barriers, including mental illness accompanied by a 40-year addiction to alcohol