I used to try and maintain a perfect Christian existence. Have you ever attempted this impossible labyrinth of legalism? It appears as holiness but is rooted in your strength instead of God’s. Here is how to identify this pattern and escape it.
My new mini-book, Surviving Religious Burnout, is out now. You can order it at Amazon, Kindle, Apple Books, and Barnes and Noble. Here is an excerpt from Chapter 2. You can read Chapter 1 Here. Surviving Religious Burnout Part 3 “The temptation of the age is to look good without being good.” Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel The Grateful Ones…
If we want to be genuinely free, then there have to be some things we have to let go of first. What are the things you think you will lose if you give up that relationship or position? Usually, the thing we think we are going to lose by letting go is the very thing we are sacrificing by holding on.
We try to be faithful to people who are secretly driving us crazy, and somehow believe this is what God would want us to do. You need to be willing to hear people out on issues that concern you, and not just think they are aware of what is making you so unhappy. Isn’t that what you would like others to do for you?
It can be hard to know what to do when the hard realities of an unhealthy church culture or ministry leader impact our lives. We can start, though, by being honest with ourselves, before we focus on what others can do better.
Often, culture influences our decisions and behaviors without us being aware. This can make it challenging to find a healthy rhythm for our lives after experiencing dysfunction of some kind. How do we make a change when we realize we need to change the atmosphere of our faith? Here are five steps to a healthy church experience.
How to Guard Your Heart in an Unhealthy Church Culture Do you remember the first time you experienced a broken heart? Someone once told me if you are going to love, then you have to be willing to get hurt because it is impossible to love someone without them disappointing you at some point. While churches should not be a…
What do you do when your pastor lets you down? We look at one possible solution in this post.
Five Steps To A Healthy Ministry Experience * What is it about the home or culture we develop in that produces both great and not so great things in our lives? Often, this takes place without us even being aware. It can be challenging to find a healthy rhythm for our lives after experiencing dysfunction of some kind. How do we…
Culture, both good and bad, influences us in ways we are not even aware. How do we make the change to spiritually healthy perspective after experiencing dysfunction? I want to suggest a five-step plan for those in need of a church culture shift.