127 – Family: Confessions of a Perfectionist

Pastors, ministry leaders, and others who are strongly committed to following Christ seem to be the most susceptible to perfectionism. We can help ourselves by being honest about the ways that our perfectionism has gotten out of control. Join us as Bill shares stories about his “perfectionism” and how Kristi helped him to process and find freedom in Christ.

125 – Family: People Pleasing

Trying to please everyone can get exhausting, wearing you out and hurting the people you’re trying to please! As pastors and leaders in ministry, it is easy to slip into this well intentioned but unhealthy pattern. Join Bill & Kristi as they vulnerably share from their own experience identifying and correcting this threat to harmony in their family. 

124 – Family: Healthy Boundaries

Compassion fatigue is real! It is significant and will take a toll on your family, your marriage and your soul! Not having boundaries can take a toll that has a ripple effect through all of our relationships. Join Bill & Kristi in a honest, grace filled conversation about healthy boundaries in life and ministry.

118 – Courage: Failure is Not Fatal

In their ministry to pastors and leaders, Bill & Kristi have been amazed how many find themselves feeling like they are failing in ministry and in life! Whether we are “feeling” as though we failed, or we have in fact failed at something, in Christ, failure is not fatal! Join Bill & Kristi in a vulnerable, honest conversation on what it means to receive empathy from Jesus and how beautiful the redemption is when we trust him.

DALLAS WILLARD: When Ministry-aholics Relax With Jesus Part 2

The anticipated conclusion of Bill & Kristi’s vulnerable conversation reflecting on their own journey in ministry and the challenges of finding balance in the pursuit of Jesus and the work of the ministry. This is part 2 of a 2 part conversation inspired by Dallas Willard’s new book, Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23.

DALLAS WILLARD: When Ministry-aholics Relax With Jesus Part 1

Have you wrestled with an addiction to ministry? Bill & Kristi have a vulnerable conversation reflecting on their own journey in ministry and the challenges of finding balance in the pursuit of Jesus and the work of the ministry. This is part 1 of a 2 part conversation inspired by Dallas Willard’s new book, Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23.

When Unconscious Trauma Causes Conflict

Emotion is an big part of who we are and how we relate to God and one another. Making the connection between ourself, our experiences our hurts today and those we encountered as a child is critical. Our willingness to recognize those connections can be life changing. Bill & Kristi share the power recognizing the impact of emotional trauma has in bringing wholeness and healing.

Rest: What Is Sabbatical

As Christians we all have probably heard the term “sabbatical”, but not many of us really know what it means. How many men & women in ministry can confidently say they are ministering out of an overflow? In this episode of Soul Talks, Bill & Kristi explore the spiritual, emotional and physical gift we find in the biblical practice of sabbatical. Learn how significant it will be for yourself, your family and those you minister to.

Rest: Permission to Stop

Hebrews 4:11 says, “Let us make every effort to enter God’s rest.” Men and women in ministry can be so caught up in serving the Lord that it’s difficult to give ourselves permission to rest. When we rest we can enjoy sweet communion with Jesus, deep healing and restoration. Join Bill & Kristi in an honest conversation about rest and our natural resistance to stop our work and busyness.

The Pressure to Please

A pastor is caught in a church “worship war”. Speakers are criticized. Kristi is judged for teaching men in church. Bill is caught in the crossfires of mediating a church leader conflict. Probably you feel pressure to please people too. Empathy, the Word of God, and affirmation of Christ’s call give us courage to please the Lord in all things.