The pastoral life is a challenging one. Here’s an insightful article (titled “Death by Ministry”)about the stresses and strains, with some recommendations.
h/t: Scott McKay
UPDATE: Thanks to Richard for pointing me to Peter’s blog post here dealing with this issue. I pondered something like what Peter is writing about in my poem from the other day, “disarming,” reflecting on how people in general and pastors in particular don’t practice vulnerability and listening well, which can be harmful to themselves and others.
I guess this is on many of our minds.