jealousy

Jealousy, Envy, Insecurity and the Heart of A Pastor

You’ve felt it. Someone you know (or follow) is experiencing ‘success’ in their lives and leadership in a way you’re not. Maybe their church or ministry is growing faster than yours, or yours isn’t growing at all. Or their marriage looks so much happier than yours. Or…they’re married. And you’re not. Maybe their kids look…

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Pastoral emergencies

5 Pastoral Emergencies That Aren’t Emergencies

If you’ve been in ministry for any length of time, you know the challenge of trying to move the mission forward and handle the pastoral needs of a congregation at the same time. One of the most perplexing problems pastors and church leaders face is how to handle ‘pastoral emergencies’—the crises that come up in…

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affair

The Affair You Are Most Likely To Have as a Christian Leader

So could you end up having an affair as a leader–even as a well-intentioned Christian leader? I think the answer is absolutely.  Obviously, some leaders have emotional or sexual affairs with people to whom they are not married. As heartbreaking, future-altering and faith-shattering as those affairs can be, there’s another kind of affair you’re actually far more likely…

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