Tag: hurt

  • Real Life Ministry: Real Hurts

    If it didn’t hurt so much sometimes it wouldn’t be personal.

  • Helping our kids love church, again

    “The reason I hate church is that you pay attention to everyone else there but us.” ~ Megan, age 7 Those words rattled my soul. I’d rather have gotten cold-cocked by Mike Tyson in a bar fight than heard those words.┬áThat’s when I knew that things had to drastically change in how both how I […]

  • What does restoration look like?

    My heart breaks for those hurt by the church. Specifically, for people called to full-time ministry, but gravely injured by the people they were called to serve. Hardly a day goes by when I don’t interact with a youth pastor or former youth pastor who was deeply wounded by their church. The church treated them […]

  • Defining quotes

    “I’m rubber, you’re glue. Whatever you say bounces off of me and sticks to you.” That’s a bunch of crap, isn’t it? The truth is that sometimes words said to you hurt way more than any of us would like to admit. There’s something in my personality that remembers these words, embeds them as self-talk, […]