I’m not sure how I feel about this article.Â A lot of the issue brought up, don’t seem particularly surprising.Â The biggest issue is burnout, I think.Â What pastors need to know, and learn if they don’t, there must be boundaries between their ministry, and their life.
I cannot speak to the veracity of the statistics but I can tell you from second hand experience that the pressures of being a pastor are sometimes quite insane. Growing up the eldest son of a pastor was both eye-opening and discouraging.
When I was about 10 years old I told my dad, “I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up but I know for sure I don’t want to be a pastor.” He replied, “I’m not sure if that makes me happy or sad.”
In short: pray for your pastor and his family.
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