I was speaking to an Australian psychologist who has 30 years experience caring for clergy and their families. They had some very honest insights which they have kindly put in this article. It is insights like this that encourage open discussion about the hard seasons or experiences of ministry. If you would like to share your story anonymously (encouraging or hard), please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s it like?
- To have the phone ring and your heart starts racing
- To be asked to do something, yet again, and you feel like screaming
- To have to give an encouraging talk and have no ideas
- To give your best effort talk and get criticised