Pastors Are Not Perfect and Neither Are Their Kids

Pastors Are Not Perfect and Neither Are Their Kids

Growing up as a pastors kid [PK] I have seen first hand how challenging being a pastor can be. They have endless responsibilities and tasks that pull at them from every direction, and they do so as flawed humans that need Jesus just as much as everyone else, and the same for their families. I [...]

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What I Learned as a Youth Leader

What I Learned as a Youth Leader

One of the biggest lessons I learned as a youth leader was how selfish I truly am. I hear it said you learn how selfish you are when you get married and more so when you have kids, but I learned a small sum of that as a youth group leader. I learned I so [...]

Dear Church, Please Stop Saying ‘You’re Not Ready Yet’

Dear Church, Please Stop Saying ‘You’re Not Ready Yet’

I would like to ask you to stop telling singles that they are not 'ready yet'. I am sure it gets said because it is the Christian-ese answer, but I don't think we understand the implications of that phrase. Telling someone they are not ready yet means that they are not good enough yet for marriage which would imply you have to earn marriage. I do not believe God's heart towards us is to earn marriage, but rather a gift.