140 – PA: Ministry in the Smile of the Father

Most of us in ministry can be tempted to try too hard.  We tend to put too much time, worry, and stress to make people happy. This can get exhausting and turn into burn-out.  Over-preparing is a way that we deal with the anxiety. Join Bill and Kristi as they share a blessing of prayer and affirmation for leaders and share their journey of learning to depend on the Lord in ministry settings. 

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. 

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.

Codependency Test

Do you tend to rescue people from their problems or get enmeshed in dysfunctional relationships? Our free Codependency Test can help you to asses if you may need to work on strengthening your boundaries in your relationships. Many people we talk to have problems setting boundaries in their relationships. They may have problematic relationships with…

Codependency Recovery

Many people we talk with are stuck in unhealthy patterns in their relationships. Tolerating mistreatment, rescuing, being afraid to say no, needing to please, and getting enmeshed emotionally are boundary problems. They may be symptoms of Codependency. God’s wisdom in the Scriptures helps us to strengthen our boundaries and get free of codependency. (All Scriptures are…