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4 Myths about Responding to Spousal Abuse
Despite our good intentions, these misconceptions can turn a bad situation worse.
Myth 1: By advocating separation, I am undermining the institution of marriage. Any steps taken to protect victims of domestic abuse are steps towards fulfilling God's will for marriage.
Learn to appreciate each other’s gifts for a healthy ministry and marriage.
Ministry Marriages. Learn to appreciate each other's gifts for a healthy ministry and marriage. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. Image: Hero Images/Getty. 0; tweet; email; print.
How to Honor Singles in Your Church
Singles need space for grieving and celebration—and the church can offer both.
Amy Jackson. WomenLeaders.com: Who did you write this book for? Joy Beth Smith: The book is written for single women in adulthood who are still longing for marriage.
Why We Need Single Women Leaders
The unique challenges and powerful insights of unmarried ministry leaders
woman in church leadership. Is Marriage the Goal? First of all, the church's focus on marriage can be difficult to navigate. A clear message—however
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.
I made sure to spend time with him each year on the anniversary of his father's death. We talked about his father, but mostly we just talked about life: dating, college, marriage, and work.
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.
Church GrowthJune 28, 2017. 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.
3 Ways I’m Nurturing My Emotional Intelligence
A heart moved by the gospel will be stirred with empathy for others.
And then we're shocked when they don't know how to speak to a man struggling with same-sex attraction or a woman struggling in her marriage, etc.
How to Advocate for Singles in Your Church
Minding the margins to draw everyone in
This percentage is even higher in states with large cities. The median age of first marriage is also higher than it's ever been: 29.5 for men and 27.4 for women.
3 Ways to Maximize Co-Pastoring
Effective co-pastoring requires more than just dividing up tasks.
felt we were coming up short. Our ministry felt stifled―and stifling―to us both, bringing hurt and resentment into our marriage. We tried to seek counsel
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
This is the story of how God used the train wreck I made of my life and marriage and gave me a new calling to help Christian men, pastors, and their churches who are struggling with
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.
with a man. It happens when we have left ourselves open to emotional need because of a lack of commitment to the work of marriage. In Harvard Business
Inspiring Tales of Spiritual Motherhood
5 pastors honor the women who nurtured them for ministry.
funny. She's the only person I know who laughs as loud as I do. She has deeply enriched my life, my marriage, and my ministry in countless ways. One
Why Moral Failure Happens When Ministry Is Going Great
7 characteristics of success that can lead to adultery.
He began by saying he had just been caught in an affair, had been relieved of his ministry duties, and was staying at a friend's house, trying to save his marriage. Could we help?
Please Don’t Make Me Feel Used
Crossing the line between friendship and ministry
hang out. Amalia, who is a mother, a wife, and a Christian Marriage and Family Therapist, knows that she only has so many hours in the day. So, she
Leading Fearlessly in a Changing Culture
Popular blogger and pastor Trevin Wax discusses how a marginalized church can actually be more effective.
Practically, that means we apply Christian truth to our habits with our smartphones, our entertainment choices, how we shop, and what we believe about marriage.