I've been working with couples for a long time. And one of the most frighteningly, vulnerable moments that I watch most couples experiencing -- is that moment when they have to take the risk and ask their partner for what they need/want/desire in the relationship.
They may desire to have more help around the house. They may want more sexual intimacy in the relationship. They might need more hel[...]
"A sociologist once observed that the prevalence of intimacy themes in mass media, pop psychology, and 'alternative lifestyles' suggests that were driven by hunger for intimate union. It may look like this on the surface, but my clinical work helped me realize that there's actually something else going on. We're driven by something that makes us look like we crave intimacy, but in fact we're after[...]
I've grown up in the Church (son of church planters, pastor, spiritual director, chaplain).
I've participated and volunteered in the Church my entire life.
I've been on staff of churches for about 15 years.
I love ministry, but I also know there are some inherent dangers in working in ministry.
Constant people pleasing (i.e. exhaustion).