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Ten Ways to Pray for Your Pastor’s Wife

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There is little doubt that the role of the pastor’s wife is one of the most difficult positions on the planet. It can be lonely, heart-breaking, confusing, frustrating, and downright discouraging. At Care for Pastors, we understand the unique challenges that are faced by the pastor and his family. Here are some suggestions on how you might pray for your pastor’s wife: Pray for her spiritual protection. There is real spiritual warfare surrounding the pastor and his family. If the…

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Top 4 Questions About Pastors’ Kids

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By Mark Dance On March 9, 2016, an off-duty Jacksonville, FL sheriff’s detective was taking his 14- year-old son to school when he decided to pull over a white Cadillac after seeing it driving erratically. Kevin Rojas had just threatened his girlfriend with a gun and fired shots in their house before taking off in his car. Rojas immediately opened fire, hitting the detective in the head, upper body and hand. The detective returned fire, but missed. Meanwhile, the detective’s…

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10 Questions for Pastors to Ask Their Family

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By Chuck Lawless Pastors, want to have an honest conversation with your family? Consider using these questions if you’re willing to take a risk: What have I done well as a husband and father? I know I’m not perfect, and I do want to make sure I at least keep doing whatever I do well. Does my love for you as my wife reflect the way I say Jesus loves the church? I preach about Christ’s love for us, but do I…

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4 Reminders in Your Depression

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By Aaron Coalson Last December, I went through a deep depression, one of the worst seasons I’ve experienced.  Depression can often settle in my soul for a few days, and then leave as quickly as it came.  This was different. This lasted for weeks and with a weightiness I wasn’t prepared for and it touched every area of my life. The more I’ve explored the condition of depression and the Christian life, I’ve seen it’s a common thread among many…

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Five Things That Masked the Death of a Church

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By Thom Rainer As we look at the incredible response to the book, Autopsy of a Deceased Church, on its fifth anniversary, I think it’s worth noting why some members were really surprised when their church closed its doors. “I didn’t see it coming,” commented a member of a deceased church. She knew the church had declined, but she was not prepared for the demise of her congregation. In her church, and in many others, there are at least five…

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