the Hope of Survivors

Are You at Risk?

Are YOU a pastor at risk? Do you know the warning signs? Below are some thought-provoking questions for you to consider:

1. Do you, as a pastor, look forward to a session with a particular counselee more than others? Why?

2. Do you fantasize about a given counselee asking “what if” questions about her availability?

3. Do you meet with a certain counselee at other than regularly scheduled times? In unusual places?

4. Do you end your sessions on time or do you give some counselees more time? Or do you make your appointments “open-ended”? Beginning and ending times, scrupulously adhered to, are highly recommended.

5. Do you share your counseling or visitation schedule with your wife and/or secretary (of course not breaking appropriate confidences)? If others know where you are and when, and why, they can more easily hold you accountable. Accountability is ALWAYS a good thing.

God has called you to be a standard bearer to His people and now He is calling you to give glory and honor to Him. If you have fallen, or if you are tempeted to go astray, then ask God to give you His grace to remain true to Him.

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart...Psalms 34:18