What Is a Pastor Date Night?

What Is a Pastor Date Night?

This article about our Pastor Date Nights was written by Aaron Wilson for LifeWay’s employee newsletter. One of Mark Dance’s jobs at LifeWay involves dating his wife. These romantic evenings usually include flowers, fine dining, and a shared conversation with at...
3 Ways Not To Ruin Easter

3 Ways Not To Ruin Easter

Each year I am tempted to allow Easter to sneak past me without taking time to really enjoy it. That probably sounds strange since it seems like everyone else enjoys Easter: parents, kids, church members – even the unchurched to a degree. Even though the...
Protecting Yourself From Piranhas

Protecting Yourself From Piranhas

Piranhas are predatory fish that eat other fish. They look like most other fish, except for their scary teeth. This morning I am thinking about some of the church bullies I have pastored in the last thirty years and am wondering how I could have responded better to...
What Pastors’ Spouses Need The Most

What Pastors’ Spouses Need The Most

Last September a groundbreaking LifeWay Research study on pastor’s spouses came out. I asked my wife Janet for feedback on the results since she has been a pastor’s wife for 30 years, and a pastor’s daughter her whole life. Janet also speaks to approximately...
My 7 Most Productive Habits

My 7 Most Productive Habits

Anyone who wants to be productive needs a good plan. Last week I shared my seven least productive habits, so today I will show how I have turned those same bad habits into better ones. Prioritizing My Texts Give yourself permission to answer texts eventually instead...
My 7 Least Productive Habits

My 7 Least Productive Habits

I get distracted very easily, so to get things done efficiently and enthusiastically, I need a good plan, which I will share next week’s post: My 7 Most Productive Habits. Today I want to share seven of my LEAST productive habits, because failures are much more fun to...