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Five Things Every Pastor Can Do to Stay Healthy

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The grind of ministry can take a toll on the health and well-being of the pastor and his family. At Care for Pastors, we help pastors and their families find balance, develop skills, prioritize ministry, and stay in a place of spiritual vitality. Here are five things every pastor can do to stay healthy: 1. Set Healthy Boundaries On a practical level, this means knowing your own limitations. You cannot keep giving ministry to others if you are neglecting ministry…

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9 Ways Pastors Let Ministry Harm Their Marriage

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By Chuck Lawless Too many of us know a ministry couple that has divorced. I encourage pastors to be aware of ways we sometimes let ministry harm our marriages – and be ever alert to not let disaster hit their own home. If you are not a pastoral leader, let these words lead you to pray for your pastors. Too little energy is left for relationship building at home. Pastors serve others in various difficulties of life such as hospitalization, relational…

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How to Energize Your Relationship

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I recently read a book by Wayne Cordeiro, titled, “Leading on Empty”. In the book he makes the following statement, “Healthy marriages require intentionality and planned investment.” I couldn’t agree more. The stresses and demands of ministry will drain the life and energy right out of you. If you are not careful and intentional, you will find that at the end of the day you have nothing left for your spouse. My wife (Kaye) and I determined to set aside…

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Eight Ways for Pastors to Affair-Proof their Marriages

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By Thom Rainer In my post this past Saturday, I looked at different ways the Enemy attacks the family of a pastor. Among those ways was pastors who have affairs. Too many families of pastors are torn apart because of these affairs. And too many churches are left reeling with the consequences in their own congregations. What can a pastor do to affair-proof his marriage? I’ve had the opportunity to talk with a number of pastors whose marriages seem to be…

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Did You Miss the New Thing?

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Volumes have been written about forgiveness. As pastors, we regularly rotate messages on forgiveness in our yearly sermon plans. I’m certain I won’t write anything you haven’t read before, or personally shared with others. But before you stop reading this blog, indulge me just a bit. In dealing with HUNDREDS of pastoral families, I find forgiveness is a major challenge for most of us. We preach it, teach it, and insist that it is a vital part of living the…

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