Kathy Wiseman offered some provocative thoughts for church leaders in Thursday’s teleconference. Among the gems:…Continue Reading
Friedman’s Failure of Nerve in Six Minutes
Here’s a great YouTube video which summarizes Edwin Friedman’s most important ideas in six minutes.…Continue Reading
Things about My Family I’m Thankful For
Edwin Friedman used to suggest people ask “what gifts did your family give you?” rather…Continue Reading
Ed Bacon on Facing a Financial Crisis
Ed Bacon, rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, offered his usual cogent insights…Continue Reading
How Do Church Leaders Face a Financial Crisis? A Free Teleconference October 28
Please join me this Thursday, October 28, at 9 Pacific/10 Mountain/11 Central/12 Eastern Time, for…Continue Reading
Why Money Is a Focus for Anxiety at Church
Edwin Friedman used to say, “The issue is never the issue.” He meant that certain…Continue Reading
Is Money Really the Issue?
It’s no secret that many churches and pastors are worried about money nowadays. But Edwin…Continue Reading
Can You Avoid Overfunctioning When Help Is Needed?
Helping is not necessarily overfunctioning, but the difference can be difficult to discern. Your child…Continue Reading
Is It Hard Work or Overfunctioning?
Are you working hard? I assume so. Does that mean you are overfunctioning? Not necessarily.…Continue Reading
Elaine Boomer on “Money at Church: Can You See the Triangles?”
We had a terrific conversation with family therapist and clergy coach Elaine Boomer on triangles…Continue Reading