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UMC

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Information on the United Methodist Church. Learn about our church, our faith, our people, and our world through the lens of the United Methodist Church. (Available in Korean and Spanish.)

UMCOR

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The United Methodist Church's committee on humanitarian relief, alleviating suffering in times of war, conflict and natural disasters. Find news, programs and ways to help out here.

10 Tips for a Healthy Marriage

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It takes work to have a healthy marriage but it is possible. Just like good nutrition and regular exercise can help you have a healthy body, there are things you can do to have a healthy marriage. This article talks about 10 tips to strengthen your marriage.

21 Tips to Stop Being a People-Pleaser

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What many people-pleasers don’t realize is that people-pleasing can have serious risks. Not only does it put a lot of pressure and stress on you, Newman said, but “essentially you can make yourself sick from doing too much.” If you’re overcommitted, you probably get lesssleep and get more anxious and upset. You’re also “depleting your energy resources.” “In the worst case scenario, you’ll wake up and find yourself depressed, because you’re on such overload because you possibly can’t do it all,” ...

Coping with Appointment Changes and Relocation Stress

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Changing appointments creates both vocational and personal stressors. Clergy may have their own concerns, as well as the need to alleviate the fears of family members about the new appointment.

Duke Clergy Health Initiative

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Through our multi-year wellness intervention and behavioral health study – Spirited Life – and other programs and resources, the Clergy Health Initiative underscores the theological reasons for caring for oneself and offers strategies to help pastors develop holistic health practices.

First Husbands

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In the past, many congregations considered a clergy spouse to be a de facto part of the staff – a sort of two-for-one deal.  Pastors' wives led the choir, taught Sunday School and organized social events.  They were at their husbands' sides every time the church or temple doors were open.   With today's dual-career families, those old patterns no longer hold.  Spousal roles, as a result, are less clearly defined.  And for men who are the "first husbands" of their congregations, it's a whole ...

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness

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This site offers information, public education, services, and support to those dealing with mental illness. Offers links to local NAMI organizations, support groups, and further resources

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

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An information bank that works to provide resources to a wide range of healthcare providers, researchers, families, and organizations. A good resource for adults and adolescents as well.

Not "Whose Fault Is It?" sermon

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NAMI FaithNet is an interfaith resource network of NAMI members, friends, clergy and congregations of all faith traditions who wish to encourage faith communities who are welcoming and supportive of persons and families living with mental illness. NAMI FaithNet strives to encourage welcoming, caring congregations as well as to promote the vital role of spirituality in the recovery journeys of many who live with mental health conditions, those for whom faith is a key component. - See more at: htt...

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