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).
Sometimes I'm hesitant to bring this subject up because in the past it has sometimes been met with resistance and people making comments that I'm talking in generalizations, or anti-technology, some sort of luddite.
Truth be told.
I'm writing this post more for myself than anyone because I get caught up in technology that interferes in my marriage and parenting. Name it...and it has distracted ([...]
No Weak Men Allowed....I think that is the message that men hear from the time they are little boys all the way through the rest of their lives.
I know I have heard that message.
I know the men I work with have heard that message.
It may come from parents, grandparents, coaches, teachers, friend's parents, pastors...culture. The message is sometimes delivered intentionally in order to wou[...]