Last week I reposted an article by Ken Sande regarding his first hand experience with a pastor friend who burned out. This week, we hear the story of how easy it is for the spouse of a pastor to get caught in the whirlwind of ministry life and end up toasted as well. I want to encourage all pastors to read this – and work to protect their spouse. But to the church at large – let’s do a better job of caring for both our pastor AND spouse.
Pastors’ Wives Can Burn Out Too
Published by Roy Yanke
Roy serves as the Executive Director for PIR Ministries. (Pastor-in-Residence) Our Mission: to partner with God and the Church in the work of pastoral renewal and restoration, to cultivate new hope for healthy ministry lives. To that end, we build relationships with pastors and churches to promote a culture of ministry health, provide a process of restoration when a pastoral family has experienced a forced termination of their ministry and, provide proven resources and tools that assist pastors in the challenges they face in ministry life.
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2 thoughts on “Burnout isn’t Just a Pastor Thing…”
Building on this, here’s a GREAT article put out recently by Rend Collective calling EVERY follower of Jesus to rest: http://rendcollective.com/why-we-get-scared-to-rest/
Wow. Lots of content in your simple share. In the middle of the Pastor’s wife post, was a link to a message about church by Wilbourne Rankin (http://pacificcrossroads.org/whats-point-church-really/) worth listening to.