A practical approach to address spiritually crippling disappointment with the church!
Feeling disappointment with your church can be spiritually devastating. Living Faithfully with Disappointment in the Church gives you a theological and family therapy approach to disillusionment in the church that is practical and realistic. The author, an ordained minister and a licensed family therapist, discusses with sensitivity and hope the problems and the ways to resolve issues of spiritual disappointment.
Living Faithfully with Disappointment in the Church uses a theological basis to lay a foundation of understanding, and then provides real strategies from a family therapy perspective to deal with personal disappointments in the church. The book sensitively discusses real problems using real examples of how church dynamics can unwittingly cause spiritual disillusionment within even the most faithful, even in diligent attempts to serve God. Honest, reverent, and written from the perspective that each of us needs the church to cultivate our faith, this book provides non-simplistic yet hopeful answers to the most difficult of problems. Find comfort in these pages.
Living Faithfully with Disappointment in the Church discusses:
Gladson, Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. When Churches Stumble. When Families Feud. When Beliefs Crumble. When Religion Rigidifies. When Leaving Hurts. When Ministry Disillusions. When Tensions Increase. When Change Collides. When Humanity Fails. When Churches Walk the Talk. Conclusion. Questions for Discussion/Reflection. Epilogue. Bibliography. Index. Reference Notes.