Pastoral Care Archives - Seedbed

What is one priceless gift you can give someone? Patricia Taylor shares what it means to give deep-level listening to another person and what a holy gift it can be.

Domestic violence is a widespread problem, but it can be shocking to encounter a situation in which a victim comes to you for help. Unfortunately, unhelpful and even damaging responses are far too common. This post details some of the best things people can say to domestic violence survivors and some advice on actions that actually are helpful.

http://youtu.be/ctX8lRAjcMI John Wesley on the Soul: Interview with Kenneth Collins and Kathy Milans

Even when we pray for God to help us love someone, are we not really praying for God to change that person and make him or her easier to love? But what if I am the one in need of a change? Patricia Taylor shares insight on loving others in the midst of disagreement.

Whether you are a clinical counselor, a pastor, or even just someone trying to care for your own soul, there will be something here for you.

The marriage relationship between a man and a woman is a reflection of a deeper and more profound mystery: the unity of Christ and the church. According to Paul, this unity is for the purpose of Christ making His church holy (cf. Ephesians 5:27). If marriage is to reflect this dynamic between the Lord and the church, we have to conclude that holiness is also an integral part of the purpose of God’s presence and work in the marriage relationship.

In today's video from the Soul Care Collective, Dr. Catherine Stonehouse explains why it's important to keep children in worship services, and how it's possible to keep them engaged in compelling ways.

Do you often experience people randomly telling you their entire life story? If there is an empty seat next to you, do people always seem to sit down and start talking? Do others often tell you their faith stories without necessarily being prompted? You may want to read this post! Laura Beach gives an explanation of what a Spiritual Director is and what they do, and she offers a great opportunity for training.

How do you teach others to live free and care for their souls? Caroline Hare shares about being an example in walking out your faith.

We constantly evaluate the value of resources. So, sometimes, we tend to treat people like they are resources and make judgments about their value to us. Jim Kinder shares a sermon about what happens when we choose to value all people.