It hasn’t been easy to be in full-time ministry as a single woman. The problem is that the church has perpetuated marriage as the pinnacle of spiritual maturity and the assumed role of the majority of its congregants. They force many into marriage out of fear of sexual immorality, lack of understanding, jealousy or generalized
  Saint. Spiritual Leader. Gifted Preacher. Man/Women of Holiness. These are some of the words that paint the image of an ideal pastor in evangelical circles, but what if I told you the Church has made a grave mistake – a mistake in overlooking the deep-rooted pain and untold secrets of their pastor. What if
    The aroma of organic coffee beans, fresh hair gel and musky cologne waft through the air and beckon me to step into the modern amphitheater. The lights grow dim and the crowds push forward, yet the volunteers stand their ground like sentinels at their post – no one blinks and no one moves.
      There’s no I in team.   At least that’s how the saying goes. It’s a saying that was always unsettling to me when coming from leadership, but I never really thought about challenging it before. Actually, for a long time I thought it was just my ever out-of-check pride that wanted some attention. I
      If you were to take a survey of our generation, and ask the question “What is the biggest social struggle?” One response would be comparison.   Sure, comparison isn’t something new. Comparison is something that has been around since the beginning of time. But the issue with comparison is that often times