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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
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.
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
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.
Alone in Marriage
How church leaders can support spiritually single women
Alone in Marriage. We have survived against all odds. Our marriage is evolving into a partnership, and we are holding onto each other for support as we face the challenges ahead.
We Are Called to Be Faithful, Not Successful
As my pastorate crumbled around me, I learned what God truly expects of us.
A prayer for you who stand in the smoking ruins of a marriage and you who couldn't woo the prodigal home. (But were you faithful?) Because your faithfulness was—and is—success.
The Power of Ethical Congruence
Senate chaplain Barry Black reflects on 14 years of pastoring politicians.
God. And the same ineptitude that we bring to so much of what we do—our parenting, our relationships, our marriage—they bring to their work as well.
Your Struggling Church Can Turn Around Today – But Greatness Takes Time
If you’re pastoring a church that has or is turning around, here's some great news - and possibly your greatest challenge.
If it's been heading downhill for years, it might get into negative territory, until the combination of finances, marriage, spiritual damage and emotional turmoil combine to be a negative 10.
Married in Ministry? Keep Your Sense of Humor
Laughing together makes your marriage sustainable
Married in Ministry? Keep Your Sense of Humor. Laughing together makes your marriage sustainable. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. 0; tweet; email; print. I married a solemn man.
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
What's a church to do when a cohabitating couple is willing to go through a wedding ceremony in the church, but refuses to sign the civil marriage license because they don't want to
How Churches Benefit from Co-Pastors
One couple’s story of leaning into their unique gifts and callings as they lead together
While not every couple complements each other in work as well as they do in marriage, Robin and Marty have always had a passion for supporting each other's ministry, and each has a
My Struggle to Remain Faithful
I’m not shocked by leaders on the Ashley Madison list.
Because my husband and I are such opposites (who truly complete one another), our "becoming one" has produced much friction over the last 16 years of marriage.
Hollowed Out, Hallowed In
Leading during a time of personal trauma
As weeks progressed, my marriage stretched as my husband had the courage to name the 20-year old boil of cover-ups, enabling, and avoidance that had marked our relationship with
Married, Spiritually Single, and Called to Lead
Managing tension between marriage and ministry
Married, Spiritually Single, and Called to Lead. Managing tension between marriage and ministry. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print.