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Confession and Pastors

No one is comfortable with confession. At minimum it is awkward, and it can even be dangerous, especially for Christian leaders. Yet God has commanded us to confess, and it is often a crucial step in breaking free from sin. Why do we not do it and what are some ideas for a Christian leader when it comes to confession?

Confession and Pastors2020-12-29T07:09:45-07:00

Joy in Ministry

Joy and ministry should go hand in hand but often joy in ministry and even joy in God get lost along the way. Sometimes we are just weary and need refreshment for our hearts, souls, and bodies.

Joy in Ministry2020-12-29T07:09:45-07:00

Space and Time: Loving God

Busyness is common for all of us in ministry. We have a lot to get done! But it can have a seriously negative impact - moving us from loving God to loving our ministry. Space and time and listening are needed.

Space and Time: Loving God2020-12-29T07:09:45-07:00

Grief for Growth

Grief is an often overlooked but necessary component of healing and growth. For pastors, missionaries, and other Christian leaders entering into and displaying grief can be especially challenging. Those who do grieve find that instead of it being a pathway into further pain, it was the crucial step for healing, growth, and freedom.

Grief for Growth2020-12-29T07:09:59-07:00

Ministry Burnout – Falling Into The Abyss

Marble Retreat opened its doors in 1974 to provide counseling for Christian leaders. One of the most common issues we help with is burnout. Severe burnout is not just chronic, it can be terminal, at least for one's ministry career. This article takes a brief look at burnout, what it is, and how to recover.

Ministry Burnout – Falling Into The Abyss2020-12-29T07:10:00-07:00
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