Perfectionism Test

Many people have perfectionistic tendencies but for some perfectionism causes big problems. People who are earnestly seeking to follow Christ and serve him in ministry seem to be more prone to struggling with perfectionism. Perfectionism is a response to anxiety that can be damaging to your relationships and your performance. Our Perfectionism Test can help…

Anxiety Test

Are you overwhelmed with anxiety, fear, or panic? Our free Anxiety Test can help you understand if you’re internalizing your stress and need help. The questions for our Anxiety Test are organized in the acronym “A-N-X-I-E-T-Y.” This is a simple screening tool to identify key symptoms of anxiety disorders. Keep track of your “yes” answers, circling any of…

Addiction Test

Are you (or someone you know) struggling with a compulsion or addiction? Take this free Addiction Test to identify if you have the symptoms of an addiction. The hope of recovery begins with an honest assessment of what’s going on with you.  Compulsive problems with alcohol, drugs, food, sex, and other behaviors share some symptoms…

Light Posts for the Depressed

Pastors and their wives, along with other leaders and caregivers may struggle with depression. They give so much to others but may not care for their own souls under God. There are many Bible verses that offer us hope for overcoming depression. Anyone is a student of the Bible knows that the Bible offers tremendous…

Comfort for Loneliness

Many Christians feel lonely. Yet in reality they are never alone, never without the companionship and love that they need. The Bible offers special comfort for loneliness. The Word of God ministers God’s grace and guidance for those who feel left out. As you see in the Bible teachings below, God’s care comes in many different…

Responding to Abuse

What does the Bible teach about responding to abuse? There’s a lot of confusion on this. God’s wisdom is uncommon today. On the one extreme, some people suffer from depression, fear, and shame because they think that as Christians they should tolerate or even submit to abuse. This is a misunderstanding of the Bible! God does…

Caught in the Internet’s Web

Millions of people use the Internet compulsively. Internet Addiction Services estimates that 6 to 10% of Internet users are addicted. Addicted to the Internet? Yes. It’s a New World Today we have so many ways to connect online: televisions, desktop computers, lap tops, tablets, and smart phones. It seems the Internet is everywhere we go. Within…

Optimal Stress

Stress is part of life and it’s certainly part of ministry to others. Most of the pastors, ministry leaders, and caregivers that we talk with have a lot of plates they’re trying to keep spinning in the air! The statistics on Pastor Stress are alarming. For instance, one study showed that on average a pastor…

Jesus Set Boundaries

We talk with pastors, leaders, counselors, parents and other care-givers who are struggling to be “cheerful givers” (2 Corinthians 9:7). In their helping of others they’ve become tired, stressed, or burned out. Problems with setting boundaries are a main reason why many pastors and leaders experience overwhelming ministry stress and eventually burnout. Most people are…