Ministering in a rural community has unique stresses and a distinct effect on the marriage and family. Dr. Carl Krause shares in this interview from his own experience the unique issues found in rural ministry.
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What Hat Should I Wear Today?
by Dale Frimodt
In 2001, Barna Research stated, “Our studies show that churchgoers expect their pastor to juggle an average of 16 major tasks. That’s a recipe for failure—nobody can handle the wide range of responsibilities that people expect pastors to master… The pastor who strives to meet everyone’s demands and strives to keep everyone happy is guaranteed to fail.” Continue reading
Women’s Issues: The Battle for Emotional Connection
Question: When we talk about women and their issues, what is the most important thing to keep in mind?
The most important thought you need to keep in mind when talking about women is that their greatest fear is the fear of being disconnected or abandoned. We were created for relationship, all of us, but women feel very special and even cherished when they are moved toward and enjoyed relationally, especially with their husbands. Continue reading