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Learn to appreciate each other’s gifts for a healthy ministry and marriage.
This is a lie. When we fail to recognize all the wonderful attributes, gifts, and talents that God treasures in our spouse, our marriage will take a hit. Paul
Church Renovation Blind Spots
Why we sometimes miss obvious problems with our facilities.
With the look of a supportive spouse, she gently responded: "We've been here less than a year, and I know you have several other areas of ministry that need changing first.
11 Ways to Love Your Leader
Tips for making the most of Pastor Appreciation Month.
Bring flowers you purchase or pick. If your pastor is married, give flowers to their spouse. Find out your pastor's favorite beverage (soda, tea, etc.) and stock them up.
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.
healthy marital relationship. This is where it starts and ends. The best safeguard against infidelity is focused time with your spouse. Work-life balance
How to Advocate for Singles in Your Church
Minding the margins to draw everyone in
With an increasing number of singles seeking out how to “do life” without the spouse their church assumes they have or should have, it's crucial that we as leaders bring singles out of
Share, Listen, and Listen Some More
Every woman knows how to minimize herself, and we need to put a stop to it—here’s how.
My excitement waned when acquaintance after acquaintance assumed him the staff person and me the staff spouse―simply and solely because he was a man.
10 Ways to Help Single Women Flourish in Ministry
Whether single or married, we can all advocate for single women in ministry.
We might guess that she's desperate for a spouse, even offering to set her up with a friend. In reality, this may be more discouraging to her than anything.
Pastor, Be Careful the Snapshots You Bring Home from Church
When things are going badly at the church, it can be hard on the pastor. But it’s often harder on our spouse.
When things are going badly at the church, it can be hard on the pastor. But it's often harder on our spouse. Church pastor. But it's often harder on our spouse.
Reducing Taxes Through Adjustments and Deductions
What ministers and staff members can—and can’t—do with their filings.
For 2016 taxes, one may be able to adjust: IRA deduction, including a spouse's contribution; Medical savings account deduction; Health savings account deduction;
4 Myths about Responding to Spousal Abuse
Despite our good intentions, these misconceptions can turn a bad situation worse.
Clarify the central actions that need to change so that when the victim is ready for a direct conversation with the abusive spouse, the message is clear and consistent.
Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists
When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel?
As one middle-age dad said to me, “I come into church carrying all the burdens of the week. I have a long list of things I need to do at home, at work, as a spouse or a friend or a parent.
My Husband Isn’t Called to Ministry
My dreams of ministering together were dashed, but I got something better in return.
activities. I still believed the solution to our problem lay in intentionally serving in ministry together, as I had once dreamed of doing with my future spouse.
5 Ways Your Church Could End Up In Court
These true stories reveal the need for awareness and prevention.
Chinn continues, “When leaders see familial relationships in stress—be it an angry spouse, sibling, or child—they should take notice and act accordingly.
The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling
Pastors must prepare to bear these burdens as they meet with parishioners.
Black says it's tempting for counselors to bear their client's burdens and to start suspecting their own spouse and children of the things they encounter in sessions.
Why Your Salary May Not Be All You Want It to Be
A church administrator’s perspective.
Conversely, the church might be compensating someone less than it should if the employee is single or if the employee is married to a high-earning spouse.
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
Disclosure needs to be done in a way to help those around you. This is a part of the process that you cannot control. A spouse's response will be different for every man.