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Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
I began to attend a men's ministry at Vineyard Columbus that helped men who struggle with sexual sin. It also allowed me to connect with two men from that small group on a daily basis.
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.
A nuanced alternative to the Billy Graham Rule that views men—and ourselves—first as being in the image of God. 8 Guidelines for Ministering to Men.
Ally or Adversary?
Relationships between female leaders are often marked by competition and contempt. It doesn't have to be this way.
ages, classes, ethnicities, and religions. Of those surveyed, 90 percent said their primary rivalry at work is with women, not men. In fact, multiple studies
How to Advocate for Singles in Your Church
Minding the margins to draw everyone in
parents. This is a bit ironic because the two men whose teachings have formed the foundations of our faith practices—Jesus and Paul—were neither!
Sleep: The Neglected Gift
As a pastor, I learned I needed to embrace God's gift of sleep.
sleep stealers. The National Sleep Foundation found that women need more sleep than men because they multitask more and use more of their brain. In
The Extra Job in My Head
How to take a mental break when your mind is filled with reminders of your to-do list
I sometimes wonder, after I've come back to the present from my to-do list, if the men sitting around the table think about these same things—or if this is unique to women.
From Performer to Pastor
An interview with gospel singer—and pastor—CeCe Winans Love
I'm focused on making women disciples. And he's focused on the men. We are an independent church, but we have an advisory board, a directors board, and a board of accountability.
Feeling Anonymous in Ministry
The power of being seen, recognized, and named.
We would then turn and take a picture of the men as well. I walked into the living room, marched up to my mom, and boldly proclaimed, “My name is Jason and I'm going with the men.”.
The Problem with Colorblindness in Pastoral Counseling
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room.
in Hawaii was very different than the Pacific Northwest after making adjustments to my diet, altering my lifestyle, and even on occasion being “exotified” by random men passing me on
Overlooked: When Women Are Passed Over for Leadership
Research suggests a reason for this phenomenon beyond the glass ceiling.
We commonly misinterpret displays of confidence as a sign of competence, we are fooled into believing that men are better leaders than women. … The
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.
Second, the number only included adult men. According to Matthew 14:21, “The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.” (emphasis mine).
Ladies Who Lunch—with Men
Do your coworkers follow the Billy Graham Rule?
Ladies Who Lunch—with Men. Do your coworkers follow the Billy Graham Rule? Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print. Four months into
Band of Sisters
How I moved from a lone ranger to intentionally amplifying the work of other women leaders
All of a sudden, it didn't feel like an honorable thing to be alone. I needed to know others who followed the same path—and not just other men. I needed to find some women.
Top 16 Articles of 2016
A snapshot of what we're all about.
You can see that we haven't shied away from any hard topics—like working with men, ministering to people who don't like you, and sexism in the church.
Love Thy (Immigrant) Neighbor
Women leaders play a unique role in helping refugees and immigrants settle into the community.
children, and feeding her family. Second, an immigrant woman will likely not respond, or be permitted to respond, to men trying to help her. Third, it is the
Six Tips for Taking Center Stage
Make a smooth transition from associate to lead pastor.
Work, and peoples' demands, will expand to fill all your time. Women, more than men, tend to let that happen, feeling more guilt for not doing what we perceive is needed.
You Are Needed
The church—the entire body of Christ—needs women leaders.
There's a place for all women and men, girls and boys, who come and gather around the table. There's room enough for all of us. Men and women who are your same age and stage.
Five Ways to Respond to Mansplaining
You’ve been invited to the table for a reason, and your team needs to hear what you have to say.
The prevalence of the manologue is deeply rooted in the fact that men take, and are allocated, more time to talk in almost every professional setting. Men expound.
Making Space for Women Leaders in the Church
The day my bubble burst about women in ministry.
representation. In light of this, I had always operated under the assumption that women and men can be equally legitimate manifestations of God in this world.