The 5 Pains of Pastors

I am seriously concerned for the emotional state of our churches pastors. It is not an exaggeration to say that I don’t know of a single pastor who has not considered quitting over the past 6 months. Ministry can be extremely rewarding. But it is also incredibly draining and painful, at times.

Why God Hasn’t Taken Away Your Struggle (and it’s NOT because you don’t have enough faith)

Perhaps you’ve been tormented by mental illness, or addiction, or fear, or insecurity, or loneliness, or difficult and dysfunctional family members. It’s been a constant thorn in your side. You are continuously reminded of how weak, messed-up, and vulnerable you really are.

6 Things to do When You’re Burned Out

I thought I could just power through it. It will pass. I just have to get through this stretch, then things will get better. But it didn’t get better. Each new day I felt like I was sinking deeper and deeper into a dark pit that I couldn’t pull myself out of. I knew I needed to make some significant changes, but I didn’t know how. I felt trapped.

7 Warning Signs You May be Suffering from Burnout

It was like I was cruising down the highway on a beautiful sunny day with the top down – sun on my face, wind in my hair, my beautiful bride at my side… WHAM!! One-hundred-miles-per-hour into a brick wall. One moment I was happily cruising along with a bright future clearly in view and the next I was lying disillusioned and disoriented in the middle of the road with no sign of hope on the horizon.