When Pastors Are Sexual Abuse Survivors
Childhood trauma can sabotage ministry in sinister ways.
That's the sadistic nature of abuse—it keeps you from the healing you need.”. Abuse can also trigger workaholism borne from a belief that no one can be trusted. From Hiding to Healing.
Pastoring the Victims of #MeToo
Four steps your church can take to minister well
harassment. Any of these individuals who desire healing and closure will need infinitely more than what the camaraderie of a trending hashtag can provide.
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Cara Meredith. 9. Dream Becomes Reality. Cathy Loerzel founded The Allender Center to help people find healing from abuse and trauma. Jen Oyama Murphy. 10.
Before You Fire Your Pastor
8 guidelines to consider.
Potential guests stay away. Morale is decimated. The church has to go through a prolonged period of healing where it cannot have much of an outward focus. Listen to other voices.
When You're a Pastor Who Suffers from Depression
What the story of Elijah (and psychological research) tells us about how to cope.
Perhaps God knew that Elijah was vulnerable and needed the healing stillness of the sound of silence and God's presence therein. God still offers us the healing gift of community.
When Volunteers Disappoint
Work through disappointment and create realistic expectations for your team.
Maybe the real problems arise when we try to. My husband and I have been leading long-term healing and discipleship groups for more than 20 years.
Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor
As we lead others, we can’t overlook our own need for God’s healing.
Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor. As we lead others, we can't overlook our own need for God's healing. Read as Single PagePage 1
God is doing something bigger and better than your project.
Evaluate What Went Wrong. After a time of healing, I could think clearly about what went wrong. Probably the biggest lesson was that we shouldn't randomly throw people together.
A Dream Becomes Reality
Cathy Loerzel founded The Allender Center to help people find healing from abuse and trauma.
Cathy Loerzel founded The Allender Center to help people find healing from abuse and trauma. A Dream Becomes Reality. Cathy Loerzel founded The
Is Your Church Healthy for People with Mental Illness?
3 ways your congregation can embrace those with mental disorders.
I feel so alone at church. I invite people over for meals and try to make friends. But when they find out that I am bipolar, they either preach to me about sin and healing or ignore me.
Pastor, Take a Vacation—for the Good of Your Church
You are not the linchpin holding your congregation together.
Pastor, Take a Vacation—for the Good of Your Church. You are not the linchpin holding your congregation together. Stephanie Dyrness Lobdell. 0; tweet;
Counseling Others When You Have Your Own "Me Too" Story
How to walk alongside sexual assault victims when you’ve been a victim yourself
her. Each woman walks her own journey to healing. There minds. The redeeming choice is to take it to Jesus and do the work needed to find healing. I
7 Ideas for Improving Bible Engagement in Your Church
How to encourage a deeper experience of Scripture.
Gather with a group of people and commit to memory the Parable of the Prodigal Son or the story of Jesus healing Bartimaeus, and then take turns recounting the story to each other.
Helping Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse Recover
How an understanding of trauma can lead to healing.
Helping Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse Recover. How an understanding of trauma can lead to healing. Elizabeth Jackson. The effects of childhood
Discomfort Clarified My Calling
Tense conversations about race led Riana Shaw Robinson to become a bridge-builder.
But on a broader level, Robinson finds herself a bridge-builder in the multi-ethnic church, particularly when it comes to conversations of racial healing, justice, and reconciliation.
How Pastors Can Reclaim the Role of Spiritual Parent
I don’t wear a collar, but "Father" is still the best description of my calling.
their own earthly fathers. Many come seeking wholeness and healing, looking for answers to daunting and difficult questions. They are people walking
When Your Calling Feels Like Death
Doing God's will, even in ministry, isn't always fun and flourishing.
He may call us to long for healing for someone who may never be healed, to pray for someone who may never be “fixed.”. Giving up our time and energy and control all feel like death.
Why I See a Counselor
Counseling helped me discover my dual nature: the put-together leader and the afraid and ashamed woman.
people. She comes up behind Jesus and reaches out to touch the edge of his robe to steal some healing as Jesus and the crowd rush to Jairus' home.