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Becoming a Healthier Pastor (Creative Pastoral Care And Counseling Series)

Ronald W Richardson

Becoming a Healthier Pastor (Creative Pastoral Care And Counseling Series)

Ronald W Richardson

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Among the most helpful and widely acclaimed resources for addressing church conflict and the quality of church life is Richardson's groundbreaking volume Creating a Healthier Church (Fortress Press, 1996). His application of family systems theory to congregational life has enormously clarified its operative systems and especially its emotional system. In this sequel, Richardson employs the same methodology to address the roots of personal issues that may hinder pastors' ability to function effectively as leaders within their congregations, and may in fact cause them deep difficulties. He especially addresses pastors' own families of origin, a major but often hidden component in how they function emotionally in their congregations. When anxiety arises, unresolved familial issues and old family patterns return, often unhelpfully. Richardson explores these patterns, how they operate in church situations, and how pastors can do their own family-of-origin assessment. His volume will become

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Among the most helpful and widely acclaimed resources for addressing church conflict and the quality of church life is Richardson's groundbreaking volume Creating a Healthier Church (Fortress Press, 1996). His application of family systems theory to congregational life has enormously clarified its operative systems and especially its emotional system. In this sequel, Richardson employs the same methodology to address the roots of personal issues that may hinder pastors' ability to function effectively as leaders within their congregations, and may in fact cause them deep difficulties. He especially addresses pastors' own families of origin, a major but often hidden component in how they function emotionally in their congregations. When anxiety arises, unresolved familial issues and old family patterns return, often unhelpfully. Richardson explores these patterns, how they operate in church situations, and how pastors can do their own family-of-origin assessment. His volume will become
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Sequel to Richardson's 'Creating a Healthier Church', this book addresses the roots of personal issues that may hinder pastor's ability to function effectively as leaders within their congregations, & may cause them deep difficulties.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Ronald W Richardson

Ronald W Richardson is the former Clinical Director of the North Shore Counseling Centre, a pastoral counselor, the author of many books on family systems theory, and a retired pastor living in West Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of Creating Healthier Church (1996, 978-0-8006-2955-7) and Becoming a Healthier Pastor (2004, 978-0-8006-3639-5).

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Good intro to family systems theory
4 stars By A K, May 01 2014
If you haven't heard about family systems theory, then this book serves as a neat introduction to the topic. I found out about it recently and it's changed the way I see the relationships in my family. It explains the common, unhelpful ways that people within a family relate to each other, and offers some better alternatives. But don't worry, this isn't a book about how to "fix" your family. As the saying goes, you can't change others, only yourself. 
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