• Theresa Hunsuckle

    Thank You for the story on fear of being hurt. I have been going through this for along time, I think mostly my whole adult life. Honestly really bad for the last year. In December my family made me and my 14 yr old son homeless and I built up a lot of real hard anger. This really helped me and I hope it will keep helping me. Thank You

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  • Oded Portela

    Absolutely brilliant! Loved the hugging explanation! My name is Oded Portela and i am a youth and worship pastor @vidasanjuan in Puerto Rico! Thanks for the article!

  • sholy

    Yes, we see these fears played over and over, especially as we do ministry and teach church leaders from different denominations here in Nigeria.

  • lion

    how do you deal with fair weather pals, and supposedly mature brethren who are always around when in need but don’t care to lend you a hand when you need them the most

  • Ezeudo Chinelo

    provocative insight! Highly rated and so true….! It aint always easy to go back into the world when your heart has been ripped before…

  • cpobell

    Sitting at the DC airport heading to my new ministry assignment in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, and realized once again how inadequate I am and how much I must trust in God for my strength. Thanks for the article Pastor Rick – it helped me focus. Thank you Lord for Pastor Rick Warren and his staff. Bless the ministry they do on a daily basis Amen!

  • Sarah

    Following since a couple of years. Always getting a vitamine injektion and wisdom. @Scott; also for women; wives; youngsters and older in ministry. Thx Rick and thx God ♡ !

  • Zanthia L. Elikplim

    How I wish I knew this before yesterday. It’s a great piece worth life transforming. Beginning the concepts now. God bless the author.

  • Capoppy

    Thank you for this. My question is how? How do we live in the light? What does that look like?

  • Just subscribed to pastors.com and this article by Rick Warren is the first one I’ve read. Brilliant. Great for Pastors, husbands, fathers, friends – and those who are all four!

    • Scott, welcome to the community! Glad you’re here and glad this article blessed you!

  • Bob H

    Thank you Pasto rfor sharing your insight. The veil of self protection must be torn down.