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Pastoring the Victims of #MeToo
Four steps your church can take to minister well
harassment. Any of these individuals who desire healing and closure will need infinitely more than what the camaraderie of a trending hashtag can provide.
Counseling Others When You Have Your Own "Me Too" Story
How to walk alongside sexual assault victims when you’ve been a victim yourself
her. Each woman walks her own journey to healing. There minds. The redeeming choice is to take it to Jesus and do the work needed to find healing. I
Top 10 Articles of 2017
You don’t want to miss any of our most popular articles.
Cara Meredith. 9. Dream Becomes Reality. Cathy Loerzel founded The Allender Center to help people find healing from abuse and trauma. Jen Oyama Murphy. 10.
Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor
As we lead others, we can’t overlook our own need for God’s healing.
Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor. As we lead others, we can't overlook our own need for God's healing. Read as Single PagePage 1
When You're a Pastor Who Suffers from Depression
What the story of Elijah (and psychological research) tells us about how to cope.
Perhaps God knew that Elijah was vulnerable and needed the healing stillness of the sound of silence and God's presence therein. God still offers us the healing gift of community.
Before You Fire Your Pastor
8 guidelines to consider.
Potential guests stay away. Morale is decimated. The church has to go through a prolonged period of healing where it cannot have much of an outward focus. Listen to other voices.
The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling
Pastors must prepare to bear these burdens as they meet with parishioners.
experiences. Their role places them in close proximity to the darkest elements of people's lives, often obscuring stories of hope and healing. Counselors
Feeling the ‘Ugh’ at Christmastime
Can your church be honest about heartache this Advent?
I saw this for the first time during Advent 2015. That year I felt called to pray for healing for folks who seemed beyond hope. I heard God say, “Dance now for the healing yet to come.”.
God is doing something bigger and better than your project.
Evaluate What Went Wrong. After a time of healing, I could think clearly about what went wrong. Probably the biggest lesson was that we shouldn't randomly throw people together.
When Volunteers Disappoint
Work through disappointment and create realistic expectations for your team.
Maybe the real problems arise when we try to. My husband and I have been leading long-term healing and discipleship groups for more than 20 years.
Is Your Church Healthy for People with Mental Illness?
3 ways your congregation can embrace those with mental disorders.
I feel so alone at church. I invite people over for meals and try to make friends. But when they find out that I am bipolar, they either preach to me about sin and healing or ignore me.
A Dream Becomes Reality
Cathy Loerzel founded The Allender Center to help people find healing from abuse and trauma.
Cathy Loerzel founded The Allender Center to help people find healing from abuse and trauma. A Dream Becomes Reality. Cathy Loerzel founded The
CT Pastors’ Hidden Gems of 2017
In case you missed them, here are 10 of our editors’ favorite articles from the past year.
Perhaps that's why our favorite articles published by CTPastors.com in 2017 highlight themes of unity and partnership, hope and healing, and discovering sacred meaning in ordinary
Discomfort Clarified My Calling
Tense conversations about race led Riana Shaw Robinson to become a bridge-builder.
But on a broader level, Robinson finds herself a bridge-builder in the multi-ethnic church, particularly when it comes to conversations of racial healing, justice, and reconciliation.
Helping Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse Recover
How an understanding of trauma can lead to healing.
Helping Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse Recover. How an understanding of trauma can lead to healing. Elizabeth Jackson. 0; tweet. share. expand: email; print; save. 0; tweet; email;
Why I See a Counselor
Counseling helped me discover my dual nature: the put-together leader and the afraid and ashamed woman.
people. She comes up behind Jesus and reaches out to touch the edge of his robe to steal some healing as Jesus and the crowd rush to Jairus' home.
CT Pastors’ Top 17 Articles of 2017
This year’s best practical solutions and stories of ministry failure, temptation, and encouragement.
CT Pastors' Top 17 Articles of 2017. This year's best practical solutions and stories of ministry failure, temptation, and encouragement. Kyle Rohane. 0;
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
However, due to the spiritual maturity of my gracious and forgiving wife, a lot of counseling, and a commitment to walk this out, God carried us through the years of healing.
How to Transform Ministry Disappointment into Hope
What you are doing matters, even when fruit appears to be scarce.
past but also the future, where the significance of your life's work, which may seem so small, will be revealed as an essential part of what God is doing to bring about the healing of the