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Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor
As we lead others, we can’t overlook our own need for God’s healing.
Being in pain will cause us to do things we normally would not do. The pain becomes so great we resort back to what didn't work before, hoping for a different result.
Counseling Others When You Have Your Own "Me Too" Story
How to walk alongside sexual assault victims when you’ve been a victim yourself
handle it the way we did. There's nothing to gain from comparing another woman's story—or the depth of her pain—to our own. Similarly, we can't assume
When You Feel Like a Failure
Whether you've truly failed―or you just feel like a failure―the experience can actually be a blessing.
I cried whenever I divulged the truth of that awful meeting. Finally, feeling like I would never fully thrive unless I worked through the pain, I turned to a therapist.
Find Your Prophetic Voice
First steps you can take to learn to speak out against injustice
When I can tell them my experience and ask them to feel my pain and lament with me, it takes the issue from simply being a concept to being a real issue that affects real lives.
Sleep: The Neglected Gift
As a pastor, I learned I needed to embrace God's gift of sleep.
In a year, I lost 27 pounds, resulting in a decrease in pain and 2 dress sizes. But I still dragged through each day as if there were a weight on my back.
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the loneliness. I hear it from leaders all the time. As I edited our devotional, Live Your Calling, this deep pain was at the forefront of my mind. That's why
3 Questions to Ask a Counselor Before You Get Started
How to discern if he or she is the right person to counsel you
Vicarious trauma is “the emotional residue of exposure [that helpers have] from working with people as they are hearing their trauma and become witnesses to the pain, fear, and terror
My Biggest Ministry Mistake
Ten leaders weigh in to help others avoid their mishaps
to help prevent this tragedy. Such memories bring a mixture of shame, pain, and regret—a feeling that most of us prefer to avoid. But no matter how smart
Why Doesn’t God Answer My Non-Stupid Prayers?
When you're in pain, even good, thoughtful ideas about why God sometimes doesn't answer our prayers can feel trite and fall short.
When you're in pain, even good, thoughtful ideas about why God sometimes doesn't answer our prayers can feel trite and fall short. Christian UnityMarch
Did I Hear God Right?
Just because you feel like a failure doesn’t mean you weren’t called by God.
It was my hope that I would be there for the rest of my life. But at church one night, my pain became overwhelming. I looked to my husband and whispered, "I need to go. I'm not well.".
Moving Forward After a Difficult Week
Unity may indeed be needed after the election, but it’s okay to grieve first.
Cara Meredith, Writer and Speaker. My fellow women leaders, I don't need your words, but I do need you to see my pain. I need you to understand what this vote means to me.
The Weight of Stress in Ministry
Women are three times as likely to experience depression.
The impact on our health may include high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, headaches, muscle tension or pain, chest pain, fatigue, changes in sex drive, stomach upset
How to Teach the Bible So Others Understand
Whether you’re teaching about God’s love or sovereignty, these four steps will prepare you to teach.
She nodded in agreement and added: “My head is going in a million different directions. What about pain? What about people who've never heard the name of Jesus?
Being A Small Church Pastor Isn’t A Penalty, It’s A Specialty
Pastoring a small church doesn't mean giving up or settling for less. If you embrace it, you can be great at it.
Instead of helping to spare people from years of pain and sickness by correctly identifying diseases other doctors misdiagnosed, you kept fighting a losing battle to become a surgeon.
When Ministry Is Unfair
A better question than “Why me?”
this injustice? Sitting together, however, holding each other's pain, we began to move toward more helpful questions, like those suggested below. I pray
Epidemic: Another Pastor Burned Out and Quit Last Sunday
The pain of one pastor is intensified under the unforgiving glare of the spotlight, while the pain of another is ignored. Both hurt equally.
The pain of one pastor is intensified under the unforgiving glare of the spotlight, while the pain of another is ignored. Both hurt equally. Church Leadership
5 Dumb Things Christians Must Stop Saying When Evil Strikes
When people are in pain, we need to resist the urge to speak too much. Uncomfortable silence is better than false platitudes.
When people are in pain, we need to resist the urge to speak too much. Uncomfortable Strikes When people are in pain, we need to resist the urge to speak too much.
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
After that I got a new number for my phone. This was a pain, but it helped show my wife that I would do whatever it took to stop. I had no passwords on my phone or on the computer.
Ministry Shouldn’t Hurt
What to do when the church starts acting like an abusive boyfriend
I've heard from a woman who was trapped in her office as the senior minister yelled at her until she was nearly faint with fear, pain, and grief. Tales of disrespect.