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Discussion in '2000-02 Archive' started by SaggyWoman, Dec 8, 2001.

  1. SaggyWoman

    SaggyWoman Active Member

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    when you are so stressed out you could resign?

    I know prayer. .. and we all do that, but is there someone else??
     
  2. TomVols

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    My wife is a great source of support. My best friend is a pastor as well, and we feed off of each other. My D.O.M. is a great friend also.
    I also immerse myself in the Psalms. Great for a variety of emotions. I also find great comfort going to the writings of Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Spurgeon, McCheyne, etc. I listen to Alistair Begg whose preaching is always a great salve for my wounds.

    [ December 09, 2001: Message edited by: TomVols ]
     
  3. PreacherDave

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    My wife. We are a team in daily life & ministry.
     
  4. Pastor Larry

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    I go to my friends, the Pings. [​IMG] I have 13 of them. They are pretty good company though they don't talk back to me. They let me unwind and get my mind relaxing with something I enjoy doing. I can spend some praying and thinking and come back with a more relaxed perspective.
     
  5. Circuitrider

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    My wife is a constant source of encouragement and comfort in times of challenge and difficulties in the ministry. While I have gone to other men of God over the years, she is my best friend. ;) I would not be a able to handle the challenge and stress of the ministry without a supportive wife. :cool:
     
  6. TomVols

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pastor Larry:
    I go to my friends, the Pings. [​IMG] I have 13 of them. They are pretty good company though they don't talk back to me. They let me unwind and get my mind relaxing with something I enjoy doing. I can spend some praying and thinking and come back with a more relaxed perspective.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    PINGS? Sheesh, how much do they pay the preacher in Michigan? Wish I could afford to hang out with the Pings :D Doesn't matter though. I still play lousy with whatever club I have. It's not the tools, it's me :eek:
     
  7. Barnabas H.

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    I love my wife dearly, and we rarely have any secrets from each other [save the time when we hide from each other the Christmas or Birthday presents ;)]. She has been a source of strength and help in time of need. We seem to reciprocate the support of each other as needed in a timely fashion. But no one living person can replace the Lord. For when all fails, He never fails. What a Savior we have!

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Matthew 11:28-30: Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek, and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. [​IMG]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
     
  8. ATeenageChristian

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    I call the Billy Graham Evangelical Association(1-887-247-2826) [​IMG]
     
  9. SaggyWoman

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    You call the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association? Well, that is interesting. How do they help you?
     
  10. TP

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    Greetings,

    Being in ministry is very Unique. It has problems that many other careers/vocations do not have. Because of this, I am part of a minstry support group. We gather once a month for a full day. We eat together, pray together, go around and talk about our situation, but it is great just to have the same people who the same problems. I would encourage all ministers to have a support group.

    peace
     
  11. TP

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    Greetings,

    I am sorry, I must apologize. I just read the top of my screen, and it says "baptist only" forum, and I am catholic. I will restrict myself to the other than baptist forum. Sorry for this foray.

    peace
     
  12. Barnabas H.

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    That's quite all-right TP, you are forgive this time ;) and we’ll promise not to take out the whip just yet! [​IMG]
     
  13. John3v36

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    My wife and My father-in-law.
     
  14. TaterTot

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    most everyone has said they go to their wife. Saggy, I don't think you have a wife [​IMG] - but as I am sure you are aware, ministers must be very guarded about who we confide in. I often go to my piano when I am stressed out. That and a bag of Cooler Ranch Doritos goes a long way!!!
    TaterTot
    (fellow conservative female on church staff!)
     
  15. go2church

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    For time of rest try this place
    Triple Creek Ranch
    348 N. Snipe Hollow Road
    Elizabeth, IL 61028
    815-858-2435
    fax 815-858-2270
    They provide a place free of charge to full-time evangelical pastors and missionaires. They will send the info.
     
  16. SaggyWoman

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    Yes, tatortot, we have to be careful who we go flapping our jaws to. Sometimes, it isn't wise to even go to our spouses, because it can make them resentful.
     
  17. 7-Kids

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    If I am in an emotional turmoil I go to my mom. If I am in a logical turmoil (can't decide what to do and it's stressing me) I go to my dad. In both cases, I go to my husband. He usually helps a lot and sometimes reccommends talking to one of my parents. I have a really great family. :D
     
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