Category Archives: holiness

A Simple Prayer for the Fallen Pastor

I hear from fallen pastors on a weekly basis. This ministry is a joy because there’s not much out there like it. When I fell four years ago, I felt useless. Now God has transformed my brokenness and allowed me to be useful once again. When I talk to them on the phone, it’s almost always the same. I can… Read more »

A Nauseating Book You’ll Want To Read?

I’ve been blessed to be able to minister to all kinds of people for the past four years. After I fell from ministry, I felt pretty worthless. I always knew that God was gracious and could take His people and work things together for good, but I had no idea what He could do with the shattered pieces I had… Read more »

Fallen Pastors, Suicide, And Christmas

Christmas is a great time of year for a lot of people. Off the top of my head, I can think of three groups of people who it really stinks for. One, those who have seasonal depression. Next, for those who have lost loved ones recently or around the holidays. Finally, for pastors who have recently fallen from the ministry…. Read more »

The Danger of this Website

I love my ministry to fallen pastors. Not a week goes by that I don’t get an email from a man who has fallen and needs help. Whether it’s a man who has fallen from ministry, a church whose pastor who has fallen or a wife whose husband has fallen. I put everything I have into helping them. But I… Read more »

Is Anyone Qualified To Pastor? The Forest of 1 Timothy 3:1-7

I’ve written about whether fallen pastors should be allowed to return to the pulpit. Some fallen pastors reconcile with their wives, some are unable to. I’ve seen men go through a process of repentance and return to a lifestyle of holiness and return to ministry. Each time I blog about it, I mention the verses in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Paul’s… Read more »

Are Christians Allowed To Enjoy Life Following A Major Sin?

I’ve got a fallen pastor friend that I’ve grown close to. I don’t think he reads my blog, but I hope he does. He has gone through some of the same issues I went through three and a half years ago when I fell from ministry when I committed adultery. He fell a while back from his place of ministry…. Read more »

5 Reasons People Won’t Forgive – When I’m Sorry Isn’t Enough

I don’t know about you, but I mess up. A lot. And in my life, I’ve found myself asking for forgiveness more than once. But when I fell from ministry, it took me a while to get to a place where my heart was right enough to ask forgiveness in the right manner. I blogged about that a little last… Read more »

When “I’m Sorry” Isn’t Enough, Part 1

Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve either directly or indirectly wronged someone and come to the point where you knew it was time to say, “I’m sorry“? It’s not easy to ask for forgiveness. It is the right thing to do and it takes humility and the right heart. I deal with fallen pastors a lot. I’m… Read more »

Jesus Took My Scarlet Letter and Stomped On It

I remember the day I got my Scarlet Letter. You don’t need to know the details. There’s enough about it in my blog history or my book. For the first week or so, I thought about the fact that I had committed adultery. By the time I had gotten to the act of it, my heart had already hardened to… Read more »

Rejoice! God Is Not Like Us!

I get some interesting emails from time to time. Most of them are from pastors who need help, others are from people who thank me for things I’ve written. Then, I’ll get some from people who lash out at me for different reasons. I won’t say that I don’t take it seriously, but I don’t take it personally. What I… Read more »