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7 Ways I Protected My Family Life as a Pastor

By Call to Ministry, Church, Church Planting, Encouragement, Family, Leadership, Marriage

If a pastor is not careful, the weight of everyone else’s problems will take precedence over the issues and concerns of his immediate family. I see it frequently among pastors I encounter. There have been seasons of my ministry where this is the case, especially on abnormally stressful days.

I decided years ago when I was a small business owner, serving in an elected office and on dozens of non-profit boards that my busyness would never detract from my family life.

Here are 7 ways I attempt to protect my family from the stress of ministry.

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9 Suggestions for Winning Back The Heart Of Your Wife

By Encouragement, Marriage

In working with marriages in distress I’ve discovered that the men in their life have injured most women emotionally, at least at some level. To understand how this is true, one need first understand one of the ways men and women are different. Men, as predominantly thinking beings, receive and process experiences in life in a predominately rational and logical way. If someone says something that offends a man, he will accept or dismiss it based on whether it is true.

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