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Many—maybe even most—women leaders feel lonely in their roles. And with few other women leaders around, it's difficult to know how to remedy the loneliness.
10 Ways to Help Single Women Flourish in Ministry
Whether single or married, we can all advocate for single women in ministry.
stress, single women have to worry about being treated like a minority in the church, guilt about taking time off, awkward comments about their dating life, and acute loneliness—just to
When You're a Pastor Who Suffers from Depression
What the story of Elijah (and psychological research) tells us about how to cope.
He fled in biblical fashion. He fled into the wilderness, the place symbolic of death, loneliness, despair, and hopelessness, a place where he declared, “I would be better off dead.”.
Support for Women Church Planters
How the Exponential Conference made me feel part of a tribe
Page 1 of 2. Image: Exponential. 0; tweet; email; print. Loneliness is one of the greatest challenges church planters face. Seven Key Issues Church Planters
We Can't Help Everyone
When it comes to people with mental illness, I have to recognize my limitations.
Many women leaders experience this as well. In my own loneliness, it feels safer to be the one reaching out than the one waiting for an invitation. And
The Healing Power of Small Groups
We need friendship, and friendship happens on purpose
So if loneliness is one of mankind's major maladies, how does a Christ follower combat loneliness and develop meaningful friendships? The Father's heart is for his children to connect.
Married, Spiritually Single, and Called to Lead
Managing tension between marriage and ministry
ministry is hard. Navigating competing values and priorities, cross-gender relationships, and loneliness can be frustrating and discouraging. But if you
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors
It’s about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care.
As he drew out themes of loneliness, betrayal, and isolation I saw heads nodding and notepads filling up. The dizzying Psalm seemed to capture everyone present.
We Are Called to Desire (Part 2)
4 unexpected gifts that come with wanting
Instead, they teach us the real struggle of every human heart to trust God in a world amidst enemies and death, anger and loneliness, terror and despair.
6 Dos and Don’ts for Welcoming Church Guests
Visitor connection should be organic, not contrived.
6 Dos and Don'ts for Welcoming Church Guests. Visitor connection should be organic, not contrived. Marty Duren. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email;
Connected But Lonely
Even with all our social media "followers" and "friends" we are more lonely than ever.
That makes us feel lonely. 2) How can the Church provide answers for loneliness? 3) How would you counsel pastors and church leaders as they think through this issue of loneliness?
How Should Churches Respond to Hurricanes?
Guidance for ministries in the wake of a devastating natural disaster.
unhealthy grief. Many victims will feel sadness, guilt, anxiety, loneliness, emptiness, fatigue, helplessness, disbelief, numbness, and anger. They may
It's Lonely at the Top
So listen to the voices. The right voices.
BCLStore.com. Learn More. Leadership comes with upsides and downsides, as do most life experiences and paths. But should every leader willingly acquiesce to loneliness?
One Way the Church Can Welcome LGBT People
How our communities might foster love instead of loneliness
One Way the Church Can Welcome LGBT People. How our communities might foster love instead of loneliness. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print.
Lonely in the Second Chair?
How to thrive in a less visible role.
One of the biggest obstacles to thriving in the second-chair role is loneliness. They've felt completely overwhelmed by "urgent" priorities. And they've experienced loneliness as well.
Banishing Spiritual Loneliness
Three practices for leaders (or anyone)
Banishing Spiritual Loneliness. Three practices alone. Banishing spiritual loneliness begins with being honest about the fact that you feel lonely to begin with. Acknowledge
Finding Support in the Lonely Days of Leadership
Among the greatest gifts we can give others is a healthy version of ourselves
With more leadership responsibility than I'd ever had before, I couldn't shake the aching loneliness I felt. Loneliness is a dangerous byproduct of leadership.
Odd Woman In
God has a plan for everyone, even broken and hurting people like me (and you)
To me, I was the odd one God never wanted. I convinced myself that if there were a God, he wouldn't allow me to face such loneliness, rejection, and heartache.
Sacred Rhythms in the Life of the Leader
Serving God and others without going insane.
there is time and space to attend to what is real in our own lives—to celebrate the joys, grieve the losses, shed tears, sit with the questions, feel anger, attend to loneliness—and allow
Temptations in Ministry
Sinful behavior may be visible, but the source of that behavior is beneath the surface.
It was also a life of loneliness, of fear of failure, of not being known, of emotional and relational disconnection, of constant exhausting maneuvering to always look and sound good.