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Difficult people

6 WAYS TO NAVIGATE DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

By | Calling, Difficult people, Emotional Health, Leadership, Ministry Leader, Missionary, Pastor, People-pleasing, Relationships, Uncategorized | No Comments

If you want to lead well for a long time—you have to figure out how to handle difficult conversations. In last week’s post, Leadership & Difficult People we stated that longevity in ministry requires pastors to occasionally make tough people-decisions, and from…

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6 WAYS TO HEAL YOUR BROKEN HEART

By | Abuse, Anger, Bitterness, Depression, Difficult people, Disappointment, discouragement, Emotional Health, Family, Forgiveness, friendship, Loneliness, Relationships, Stress | No Comments

“Lord, I’m hurting this morning.” Ever prayed that prayer before, or some version of it? I’m not talking about physical pain here—rather, about emotional pain. Especially the variety that issues from disappointing relationships. You know, the kind of pain that…

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4 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN THE WINDS OF CHANGE ARE BLOWING

By | Burnout, Calling, Criticism, Depression, Difficult people, discouragement, Leadership, Ministry Leader, Missionary, Pastor, Quitting | No Comments

“John, I can’t take the pressure anymore. . . I’m thinking about resigning.” You’d be surprised how often those words or some variation of them travel across the cellular airwaves to me each month. Lead pastors who feel desperate, tired, emotionally…

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