Robert White

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How Can You Avoid Pastoral Burnout?

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Isaiah 26:3 – “You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” Empathy fatigue, spiritual burnout, physical exhaustion, and emotional depletion happen frequently to those in ministry. There are unique challenges in pastoral ministry that are unlike anything in any other vocation. When you truly care for others and want to serve faithfully, you can push yourself to the point of utter exhaustion. You still have ministry responsibilities, but you have…

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Five Biblical Principles for Sexual Purity

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In our culture, sexual purity is an odd thing to discuss. It is considered archaic. But, it is what God commands His children to embrace. (1 Thessalonians 4:3-7) 1 Thessalonians 4:3 – “For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality.” All of our electronic devices and social media outlets make the availability of sexually impure enticements unlimited. With the moral pollution that assaults us daily on TV, the anonymity and availability of pornography,…

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Five Ways to Get Through a Dry Season

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We are in a “dry season” here in Florida.  We desperately need some rain.  We will get through the dry season and the rain will return.  In the same way, we can go through dry seasons spiritually.  Yes, we will get through it and yes, the rains of God’s blessing will return. A dry season can be a season of discouragement, disillusionment, difficulties, and even doubt.  It can seem that God is not present, not speaking, not leading,  and not…

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Ten Ingredients for a Successful Marriage

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Anyone who has known me for any length of time can tell you that my wife and I celebrate “Kaye Day” every Friday. We call it “Kaye Day” because it is a day set aside for her. We do what she wants to do, go where she wants to go, talk about what she wants to talk about, and generally celebrate our marriage. We believe that healthy marriages require maintenance. That is, they require regular investments of time and effort…

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Defeating Depression

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Yes, even pastors get depressed from time to time. Sometimes that depression can be debilitating. One out of 20 Americans could be diagnosed with clinical depression, and one out of four is over 50 years of age. Depression is real. It can affect anyone at any time and for any number of reasons. It can be a chemical imbalance, physical changes, hypoglycemic condition, physical problems, viral infections, flu, drug misuse, vitamin/mineral shortage and even fatigue. All of these require the…

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