Women in Ministry
You feel called to what you do, you are passionate about teaching, serving and leading, but it comes at a high cost. The pressure is intense. You live your life in a fishbowl.
Unlike other jobs, you can't just shut it off at 5pm. You are always "on" and even on your time off you find yourself helping others, its just how you are wired...which makes you brilliant and effective at work and yet so exhausted, feeling drained.
You often serve like a counselor, listening to people's stories and carrying their pain, but no one ever taught you how to care for yourself so you don't burn out.
What are you supposed to do with all of this emotional load you carry?
Even when things are going well, who takes care of you as you are pouring into others?
Where can you safely bring your own fears, hurt, or even unpack your challenges with feeling like you are never home, always an outsider...And then there are the parts of your story, your own pain, trauma or abuse that tends to show up when you work in ministry.
As a seminary trained pastor's kid who has lived overseas, I am passionate about helping women in ministry. You are not alone. I know what it's like to live in the fish bowl. I love working with women who are burned out in ministry or are struggling, specially those that have suffered abuse by church leaders or authority figures.