Has COVID-19 caused you to feel anxious and fearful? Jonathan Leeman chats with pastor and counselor Deepak Reju about these emotions, and how we ought to care for people who are weighed down by them.
With so many people stuck inside and enduring social isolation, it’s no surprise that we’ve seen an increase in church members struggling with pornography.
The Basics of Shepherding Members in Need Pastors spend much of their time counseling people in crisis. It’s a delicate task that requires one to carefully evaluate each situation, share relevant principles from God’s Word, and offer practical suggestions for moving forward. Too often, however, pastors feel unprepared to effectively shepherd their people through difficult […]
It’s vital for individual Christians to pursue holiness. But how can church members work *together* in fighting against the sin of pornography?
What would it mean to fight pornography together? What would it look like to cultivate a culture where leaders and members help one another?
Those who want to understand the biology that contributes to porn addiction will be well served by Struthers’ book.
When to end counseling is always a judgment call that requires a lot of wisdom. The decision to bring the counseling process to a close is sometimes clear, but often not.
How do we apply the gospel to same-sex attraction? Why does a teenager struggling with self-cutting need to hear about justification by faith alone? How in the world can a biblical doctrine of God help a husband prone to anger?
How should you, as a pastor, think about receiving criticism? Consider six things.
We have a “in-house” church data base that our staff manages so that we can regularly and often reproduce a church membership directory. While I’m sure there are a lot of reason why you might want a self-managed church membership directory, let me suggest a few for you to consider: If you use a […]
How can pastors avoid burning out as they compassionately care for their people? Here are thirteen suggestions to consider: You are not the Lord. The most dangerous thing about counseling is thinking you can change people, when it is really only the Lord who transforms hearts. Obviously, you are a means of God’s grace in their life, […]
Sometimes shepherds need to get on the phone in order to care together for straying sheep.
Struthers’ research helps us to understand how pornography rewires the brain.
These authors understand that the proper context for spiritual growth is a local church and not our own individualistic endeavors.