Family Life

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7 Ways I Protect My Family Life in Ministry

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By Ron Edmondson If a pastor is not careful, the weight of everyone else’s problems will take precedence over the issues and concerns of the pastor’s immediate family. I see it frequently among pastors I encounter. How many pastors do we know who have adult children that don’t even attend church anymore? Lots. I’ve heard from many who resent the church that stole their family time. There have been seasons of my ministry where this was the case, especially on abnormally…

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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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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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