At one point, I was a part-time youth and worship pastor, working a full-time job in a school system, and running a photography business. Long days and late nights were the norm. People wondered how I could keep so many plates spinning. In my religious fervor, I judged their lack of busyness.
It took a suicide attempt to wake me up to the life I never even knew I had. Since that time, I’ve learned a great deal about recovery and self-care. Self-care isn’t an overnight fix. Recovery takes time. Join me today on ExPastors.com for 3 reasons why clergy-care matters.
Steve Austin is an author, speaker, and life coach who is passionate about helping overwhelmed people learn to catch their breath. He is the author of two Amazon bestsellers, "Catching Your Breath," and "From Pastor to a Psych Ward." Steve lives with his wife and two children in Birmingham, Alabama.
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