No whining…just the “facts maam…just the facts”

Dominoes Ed is a good man…haven't met him but have followed his blog, his ministry, and read some of his books over the years.  We don't share a common religious heritage but that's OK by me…the man "gets it."  He understands the dynamics of life, Kingdom living and especially ministry within churches as we face a completely new era.  I like reading what he posts because he has a plethora of exposure to articles and interviews and books that I don't have time or energy to read and absorb.  In addition, he also understands what it is like to be a leader…

Download How Christian Consumers Ruin Pastors and Cheat the Mission of God by Ed Stetzer.  Click on the previous link and read the article yourself…if you are interested.  It meant something to me because a LONG TIME AGO (yep, I'm that old) a wise counselor told me to my face that "church work is the worse place you can be to grow to be the healthy person you need and want to be".  Yep, his exact words.  So, when I see an article like this…my eyes catch it quickly.  Now, I don't want to get too immersed in this subject today…I've learned a lot about boundaries, personal emotional health as well as many lessons on how to make sure I don't fall into the addictive interpersonal trap known as co-dependency…but I must add that the temptations are numerous to bite into it hook, line and sinker.  For those of you who are regular browsers of this blog and you are NOT in spiritual leadership, that's cool. You can take a peek at the article and think (and pray) for your favorite spiritual mentor/pastor.  If you can relate in any manner, you might want to check out what it means for you to struggle with co-dependency in your life.  Suffice to say, the article was worth reading for me…a deliberate and powerful reminder…

As I say at the top, I'm not whining…just showing the facts…and the facts are alarming.  Also note the context of how this codependency is developing…but alas, that subject will have to be saved for another time! 

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