Reflecting God's triune nature, we are created to live in loving community with others. Too much isolation can lead to loneliness, depression, a sense of abandonment, and distorted perceptions. Cultivating healthy relationships with spouse, family, and a circle of close friends helps ensure personal support and contributes to happiness and well-being.
Confessions and Lessons from a Pastor's Spouse: Amy Luchetti. (article)
What's Different about a Pastor's Marriage? John McGee. A pastor shares insights about what is unique about being in a clergy marriage. Retrieved from: Thriving Pastor. (article)
"Sharing the Stage": Joel & Triska Rachel. A couple shares their insights of what it is like to be co-pastors. Retrieved from: Christianity Today. (article)
Soul Shepherding: Bill and Kristi Gaultiere. psychotherapists and spiritual directors, and the co-founders of Soul Shepherding, a nonprofit ministry. We care for men and women in ministry. (website)
SonScape Retreats is offering high quality retreat experiences at its three locations for clergy couples, single pastors, and ministry/denominational leaders of The Wesleyan Church at the reduced rate of 10% off published prices. These are week-long guided retreats for clergy couples and singles focused on deepening personal intimacy with Jesus and helping ministry leaders to live balanced lives in the hectic world of ministry life. SonScape has retreat centers in beautiful locations in Colorado, Tennessee and occasional off-site retreats in upstate New York.
"Focus on Your Family, Not Your Sermon": Ted Cunningham. A brief article on the necessity of not getting caught up in perfectionism at the expense of your family. A good reminder of keeping "first things first." Retrieved from: Thriving Pastor (article)
"Three Lessons Learned From My PKS": John McGee. A pastor shares the lessons that his own kids taught him about growing up with a parent as a pastor. Retrieved from: Thriving Pastor. (article)
"The Loneliness of Leadership": Bill Gaultiere. A conversation about the intrinsic loneliness of ministry and the ways knowing Christ and others can help. (podcast)