Articles from the Newsleter

When times get especially rough

Life is rarely easy, but we know times are especially tough right now. We know how fatigued and frustrated you are with Zoom meetings, constant changes in your schedules, wondering whether you’ll have to drop everything and start playing teacher next week, and...

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Leader’s lines: The real secret to being more productive

Much of the time, people view the word “tireless” as a badge of honor. We look up to those who are awake before dawn, who burn the midnight oil, and who work during vacations so they can get more work done, or perhaps skips vacation all together. When we speak of...

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Coming soon: the Care to Change podcast

Looking for valuable information about mental health? Want to share the Care to Change team’s knowledge with your congregation? Looking for practical solutions for positive change to listen to while you’re doing your workout routine? We’re about to launch the Care to...

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Helpful resources for your congregation

As a longtime pastor, I know there are times when it’s difficult to address a congregant’s needs as quickly as they want. I’ve also learned that may people who think they need a great deal of help really just need a quick dose of common sense. Wouldn’t it be great if...

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Join us for Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and Care to Change is calling attention to this important issue with a variety of activities. We’d especially like to invite you to our Suicide Prevention Breakfast on September 16th at 8:30-10:30am at the Washington...

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Why you can expect to see an increase in suicides

It’s too early to tell whether the coronavirus will actually lead to some sort of “new normal,” but there is one thing we can confidently predict. The impact the disease has had on our society is going to increase the number of people who die by suicide. No church,...

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COVID concerns leading to more addiction problems

One thing that has made treating the novel coronavirus so challenging for medical professionals is the wise range of symptoms patients are reporting. Beyond the flu-like symptoms that we first associated with the disease, people have experienced everything from fevers...

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What does trauma have to do with your church?

Pastors are accustomed to being approached by church members for help with personal problems. Typically, that involves marital discord, addiction, pornography, parenting issues, dealing with grief, or struggling with one’s own faith. Seminary and real-world experience...

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COVID and its impact on marriages

There’s been a lot of discussion about how COVID-19 has affected workplaces, healthcare, schools, and other high-profile parts of life. But one of the most significant impacts of the pandemic doesn’t receive a lot of public discussion. What is it? Marriage. Spending...

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Coping with communal grief

We’re all familiar with grief, and everyone has experienced it at one time or another. Whether it results from the loss of a loved one or some other change in our lives like a job loss, grief is normal part of life. Grief allows us to recognize what we’ve lost and...

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