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How to Prioritize Your Family During Advent

How to Prioritize Your Family During Advent

We’ve all seen it too many times. Pastors’ kids who grow up resenting the church and walk away as soon as they’re out of the home. According to a study conducted by the Barna Group, “one–third of pastors (33%) say their child is no longer actively involved in church.”...

What Happens In School and After School Can Help End Global Poverty

What Happens In School and After School Can Help End Global Poverty

Pastor Resources · What Happens In School and After School Can Help End Global Poverty   As followers of Christ, many of us wrestle with how we, and the congregations we lead, can make the most impact in helping those in need, especially those entrenched in a...

Running Away To Home

Running Away To Home

Pastor Resources · Running Away TO Home   I was about eleven years old when we got the word that my mother, older brother, and I had finally been approved to move into the government housing project. We had been on the waiting list for a long time, and by most...

When Blended Family Relationships Compete and Conflict

When Blended Family Relationships Compete and Conflict

  Blended family relationships naturally create loyalty conflicts—or maybe we could call them love conflicts. “Am I still loved? Who do you love more—your spouse/kids or me? Your old life or our new one?” What results is a household of competing relationships...

Stepparents: Learn to Listen for Love

Stepparents: Learn to Listen for Love

Pastor Resources · Building Love   To bond with stepchildren, stepparents are prudent to lead with love and to apply the principles of the 5 love languages with wisdom. Further, as we discuss in our book Building Love Together in Blended Families, to dissuade...

Grieving a Spouse: Vital Financial Decisions You Must Make

Grieving a Spouse: Vital Financial Decisions You Must Make

Pastor Resources · Grieving A Spouse - Vital Financial Decisions You Must Make   Dealing with the passing of a loved one is never easy, but it becomes more challenging when legal loose ends remain untied. In addition to navigating life without your spouse, you also...

Surviving Sorrow: Help Grieving Parents In Your Church

Surviving Sorrow: Help Grieving Parents In Your Church

  Helping parents who’ve lost a child must be one of the most difficult things pastors and church leadership teams must face. I am one of those parents. In 2008, when our three-year-old son died from strep throat, I did not know the Lord, nor go to a church. I...

A man of faithfulness

A man of faithfulness

  In 1 Chronicles 11:41, we see Uriah listed as one of David’s “mighty warriors”—the men who “gave his kingship strong support to extend it over the whole land, as the Lord had promised” (verse 10). Uriah was clearly consumed with the purposes of his king, David....

Angry at Your Spouse? Six ways to handle this emotion productively.

Angry at Your Spouse? Six ways to handle this emotion productively.

    “I don’t ever remember losing my temper until I got married.” All married couples experience anger. The tragedy is that thousands of couples never learn how to process anger productively. Marriage becomes a battlefield, each spouse accusing the other of...

How to Prioritize Your Family During Advent

How to Prioritize Your Family During Advent

We’ve all seen it too many times. Pastors’ kids who grow up resenting the church and walk away as soon as they’re out of the home. According to a study conducted by the Barna Group, “one–third of pastors (33%) say their child is no longer actively involved in church.”...

What Happens In School and After School Can Help End Global Poverty

What Happens In School and After School Can Help End Global Poverty

Pastor Resources · What Happens In School and After School Can Help End Global Poverty   As followers of Christ, many of us wrestle with how we, and the congregations we lead, can make the most impact in helping those in need, especially those entrenched in a...

Running Away To Home

Running Away To Home

Pastor Resources · Running Away TO Home   I was about eleven years old when we got the word that my mother, older brother, and I had finally been approved to move into the government housing project. We had been on the waiting list for a long time, and by most...

When Blended Family Relationships Compete and Conflict

When Blended Family Relationships Compete and Conflict

  Blended family relationships naturally create loyalty conflicts—or maybe we could call them love conflicts. “Am I still loved? Who do you love more—your spouse/kids or me? Your old life or our new one?” What results is a household of competing relationships...

Stepparents: Learn to Listen for Love

Stepparents: Learn to Listen for Love

Pastor Resources · Building Love   To bond with stepchildren, stepparents are prudent to lead with love and to apply the principles of the 5 love languages with wisdom. Further, as we discuss in our book Building Love Together in Blended Families, to dissuade...

Grieving a Spouse: Vital Financial Decisions You Must Make

Grieving a Spouse: Vital Financial Decisions You Must Make

Pastor Resources · Grieving A Spouse - Vital Financial Decisions You Must Make   Dealing with the passing of a loved one is never easy, but it becomes more challenging when legal loose ends remain untied. In addition to navigating life without your spouse, you also...

Surviving Sorrow: Help Grieving Parents In Your Church

Surviving Sorrow: Help Grieving Parents In Your Church

  Helping parents who’ve lost a child must be one of the most difficult things pastors and church leadership teams must face. I am one of those parents. In 2008, when our three-year-old son died from strep throat, I did not know the Lord, nor go to a church. I...

A man of faithfulness

A man of faithfulness

  In 1 Chronicles 11:41, we see Uriah listed as one of David’s “mighty warriors”—the men who “gave his kingship strong support to extend it over the whole land, as the Lord had promised” (verse 10). Uriah was clearly consumed with the purposes of his king, David....

Angry at Your Spouse? Six ways to handle this emotion productively.

Angry at Your Spouse? Six ways to handle this emotion productively.

    “I don’t ever remember losing my temper until I got married.” All married couples experience anger. The tragedy is that thousands of couples never learn how to process anger productively. Marriage becomes a battlefield, each spouse accusing the other of...

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