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Why We Need Single Women Leaders
The unique challenges and powerful insights of unmarried ministry leaders
woman in church leadership. Is Marriage the Goal? First of all, the church's focus on marriage can be difficult to navigate. A clear message—however
Jesus And Crowds – An Unhappy Marriage
Jesus didn’t turn the crowds away when they found him. But he sometimes made himself hard to find.
Church GrowthJune 28, 2017. Jesus And Crowds – An Unhappy Marriage Jesus didn't turn the crowds away when they found him. But he sometimes made himself hard to find.
3 Ways to Maximize Co-Pastoring
Effective co-pastoring requires more than just dividing up tasks.
felt we were coming up short. Our ministry felt stifled―and stifling―to us both, bringing hurt and resentment into our marriage. We tried to seek counsel
How to Advocate for Singles in Your Church
Minding the margins to draw everyone in
This percentage is even higher in states with large cities. The median age of first marriage is also higher than it's ever been: 29.5 for men and 27.4 for women.
8 Guidelines for Ministering to Men
A nuanced alternative to the Billy Graham Rule that views men—and ourselves—first as being in the image of God.
with a man. It happens when we have left ourselves open to emotional need because of a lack of commitment to the work of marriage. In Harvard Business
Please Don’t Make Me Feel Used
Crossing the line between friendship and ministry
hang out. Amalia, who is a mother, a wife, and a Christian Marriage and Family Therapist, knows that she only has so many hours in the day. So, she
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
I Took Drastic Measures. My wife and I created some ground rules for recovery. There had to be barriers in place in order for me to stay in the house and continue in the marriage.
Changing the Conversation about Holiness
Jess Connolly on calling, co-leading a church, and challenging people to be more in awe of God
Changing the Conversation about Holiness. Jess Connolly on calling, co-leading a church, and challenging people to be more in awe of God. Read as
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors
It’s about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care.
When I sat down with Annie and Tom to discuss their marriage, things were not going terribly. If I did, my wife and I would wind up in marriage counseling ourselves!
My Husband Isn’t Called to Ministry
My dreams of ministering together were dashed, but I got something better in return.
right away. It wasn't until a year or two into marriage that I finally understood: he wasn't going to be part of the ministry I'd known for almost 20 years. He
The Road to Emotional Health
How transforming your unhealthy interior transforms your leadership.
I became aware of the significant impact my family of origin was having on my life, my marriage, and my leadership. They Prioritize Ministry over Marriage or Singleness.
When It’s Time to Quit
“Finish what you start” isn’t always good advice.
But our country was at war, my marriage was in trouble, and my only daughter—the child I wasn't sure I'd have—was one. There was no way for me to
You’re Not Always Right
We all have biases that affect the way we interpret the Bible.
in the midst of addressing other topics, such as Deuteronomy 6:1–9, Proverbs 13:24, or Ephesians 6:1. Plus, there's nothing in the Bible about dating and very little about marriage.
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.
into addiction? Or the marriage that didn't end in divorce because the pastor and church provided a healthy environment for them to thrive in? Jesus
The Success Affair
Why do so many adulterous relationships begin when ministry is going well?
When the pastor gets caught up in success at church, more and more time goes to maintaining or increasing that success, and less and less time gets invested in marriage and family.