3 Ways to Digitally Disengage by Sam Morris
Many conversations on social media (or simply online) can last for quite some time. They can take an emotional toll that is exhausting. When is it appropriate to take a step back? Often times I catch myself wanting to be well informed and neglect the need to disengage from digital interaction. But this can be overly taxing and – I’ve noticed – take too much away from my family, studies and hobbies.
3 Essentials in Christian Leadership Development by Eric Geiger
When I was a freshman in college, I served a local church as a youth pastor. I was growing in my faith and eager to pour into teenagers. The church was Southside Baptist Church and the pastor was Jerry Key. It was a small church with about 100 people and a handful of kids in the youth ministry. I was mainly responsible to teach on Wednesday nights and help lead student Bible study on Sunday mornings. After Jerry invited me to serve, we discovered two problems. I did not have a car, and because I lived in a dorm on campus, we were unsure how I would get to the church. I also did not know how to tie a necktie and lots of people in the church, at least on Sunday mornings, would likely think I should wear a tie.
Self-Care As a Leadership Discipline by Michael Hyatt
For leaders, there never seems to be enough time in the day, and our own needs are often the ones that get shortchanged. Now imagine what your life would be like if you really did have time for both your career and family and to take care of yourself.
Why Pretty Much Every Church Leader Needs Marriage Counselling by Carey Nieuwhof
This is a guest post by my executive assistant, Sarah Piercy who, in addition to working with me for the last 9 years, is a wife and young mom. She wrote this piece for her own blog, and, well, it was too compelling not to share it with you here. I think so many of us can use this. Creating a great marriage isn’t easy, but it’s so worth it. And for the record, I think Sarah’s great. Here’s her post:
In 2015, Corie Weathers was named Military Spouse of the Year. That was in large part because of how her husband, Chaplain Matthew Weathers, nominated and championed her. But as we all know, championing your spouse is much easier when you feel championed.
In honor of Military Appreciation Month, we wanted to honor and learn from the marriage of a military family who is also in the trenches serving other military families and first responders.