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How does a pastor deal with losing his daughter to a drug addiction?

My friend, Jon Cyrus, Pastor of First Baptist Prospect, experienced great tragedy a few weeks ago with the news that his daughter, 27, had lost her battle with drug addiction.  Jon has graciously allowed us in to see how he is

Posted in Funerals, Home and Family, The Pastor's Soul

How do I encourage my pastor?

Based on the emails, notes, and phone calls I continue to get, trust me…your pastor needs encouragement.  He needs to know that what he does week in and week out means something to God as well as those for whom he

Posted in Home and Family, Preaching, The Pastor's Soul

What are 10 things that might help a pastor and his wife stay married and in ministry?

Marriage is hard enough, but add ministry into the mix and you have a recipe for a potential mess.  My work with pastors and their families cause me to see a lot of the messiness that exists in pastors’ homes. 

Posted in Home and Family

How can a pastor help his children appreciate his work?

I recently spoke with a friend of mine whose pastoral difficulties in his church has spilled over into his family.  This is often times unavoidable, but when his children start to ask, “Daddy, why does our church hate us” it takes it

Posted in Home and Family, Oversight of Souls
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