God created us with a hard-wired capacity to sense and respond to the emotions of others
Thrive in 5 Emotional
Gratitude has been the focus of social science research for well over a decade.
Self-control assists ministry leaders to manage difficult conversations or confrontations with greater emotional calm.
You have heard of IQ. Have you also heard of EQ?
Empathy is an important leadership skill for pastors.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Gal. 6:9). Compassion fatigue is “weariness in doing good.”
As a pastor, If you have discovered that your motivation has taken a vacation and left you behind, you are not alone.
How would you rate your emotional wellness?
Since March 2020 the world in which we live feels like a dangerous place. For some of us, that sense of danger is actually real. For others of us, the sense of danger is more in our nonconscious perception of threat.
The COVID-19 virus has changed the way we “do life” and “do church” so that we are simultaneously absent and present.
All of us will face moments when we must exercise hope. Hope researchers observe that hope is active, not passive. “High hopers” exert whatever degree of control they have to reach that for which they hope.
Cultivating a healthier emotional life.
With the holidays just around the corner, pastors are entering one of their busiest seasons….
Peacefulness through Prayer
As a pastor, you know how important your emotional vitality is to ministry. Take 5 minutes to consider the following suggestions of how you can establish and maintain boundaries to protect your own emotional health and sense of well-being.
Pastoral ministry requires the ability to withstand the emotional stresses of life and be “present” and empathetic to others.