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Learn to appreciate each other’s gifts for a healthy ministry and marriage.
My husband and I learned through trial, pain, and suffering how to appreciate the gifts, talents, and abilities God has embedded in each of us, miraculously avoiding the death of our
What Are You Leading People to Expect from Jesus?
God may not be interested in satisfying every one of our desires.
In fact, in some ways his birth and his life—and eventually his death—introduced new forms of suffering, making these people's lives more difficult than they otherwise would have been.
5 Tips for Staying in Leadership in Trying Times
Lessons on leading through suffering from the life of Amanda Berry Smith
Lessons on leading through suffering from the life of Amanda Berry Smith. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. She was alone, grieving, disappointed, and suffering.
The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling
Pastors must prepare to bear these burdens as they meet with parishioners.
and National Biblical Counseling Association president Sabrina Black reminds her colleagues that they have chosen to walk into another's pain and to sit with them in their suffering.
Moving Forward After a Difficult Week
Unity may indeed be needed after the election, but it’s okay to grieve first.
Recovery Director. Instead of saying anything to women leaders today, I invite lament—the guttural, primal wail of the soul that is born of suffering and loss.
Leading in the Midst of Suffering
I’d helped others through trials and struggles, but dealing with my own was a new challenge.
Leading in the Midst of Suffering. I'd helped others through trials and struggles, but dealing with my own was a new challenge. What a different place to be, this other side of suffering.
Remembering Their Chains
6 Practical Ways to Support the Global Persecuted Church
Once I began to read and study Scripture through the lens of persecution and suffering (not a natural for many of us in North America), I began to see the biblical narrative in a new light.
When You're a Pastor Who Suffers from Depression
What the story of Elijah (and psychological research) tells us about how to cope.
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America encourages those suffering from depression, both circumstantial and clinical, to get additional sleep and to eat well-balanced meals
The Cost of Caring
How to avoid compassion fatigue as you care for others
tears. I was leading a support and recovery ministry at the time and felt genuine compassion for the suffering and struggles of the people in my ministry.
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors
It’s about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care.
They prayed, wept with those suffering, and moved to the next waiting person. As I watched, I began to wonder, what is next for these people? How can
Feeling the ‘Ugh’ at Christmastime
Can your church be honest about heartache this Advent?
That year I felt called to pray for healing for folks who seemed beyond hope. I sympathized so much with their suffering I could not imagine anything else for them.
Why I See a Counselor
Counseling helped me discover my dual nature: the put-together leader and the afraid and ashamed woman.
heal her. Then a woman who has been suffering with constant bleeding for 12 years silently works her way through the throngs of people. She comes
Helping Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse Recover
How an understanding of trauma can lead to healing.
Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse. For thousands of victims suffering the aftereffects of sexual trauma, it became a trusted guide. Now, after decades of
Ministry Is a Team Sport
Though my instinct is to isolate, I’m learning to let others carry me.
Rumor has it that he heals people, so these men come up with a plan—a kind of surprise party conspiracy. They will take the suffering paralytic to see Jesus.
Ministry Shouldn’t Hurt
What to do when the church starts acting like an abusive boyfriend
Moreover, women in ministry may normalize pain and abuse by equating it with the suffering of Christ. They rationalize: “I'm hurting, so I must be doing something right.
4 Surprising Benefits of Seminary
What I learned in a classroom that proved helpful in leading a church.
Suffering is an unavoidable part of life. Bear witness in the storm. The downside is that we often talked more about how to escape suffering than to be steadfast in it.
3 Disaster Myths That Only Compound the Devastation
The biggest threat facing churches isn’t a disaster event—it’s how we think about disasters.
3 Disaster Myths That Only Compound the Devastation. The biggest threat facing churches isn't a disaster event—it's how we think about disasters. Jamie