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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

How does a pastor’s wife care for her husband when he is attacked?

There is one place more difficult than being a criticized pastor—that is, that pastor’s wife.  I assume most men are like me in that you can attack me, but if you attack my wife—well it’s on!  The fact of the

Posted in Home and Family

What are some ways an aspiring pastor can serve his wife before becoming a pastor?

Aspiring pastors are usually chomping at the bit to become pastors.  Rightly so.  Because of this, those aspiring to pastoral ministry often times dream to the future to one day serve in that capacity and miss some very significant ways he can serve his

Posted in Home and Family, Preaching, Training for Ministry

How do you prepare your teenager for adulthood?

I went on a trip a couple of years ago with my son after he turned 13 years old.  What was the occasion?  My wife and I promised each of our children when they turned 13 years old, they would get to

Posted in Discipleship, Home and Family
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