Twenty years ago, while at Fuller Theological Seminary, we realized that many of our peers would experience burnout in ministry in a shorter time than it took to officially prepare for it. From there began our desire to serve ministry leaders, both individuals and couples.
Through the seasons we have personally wrestled exhaustion, overload, and the disconnect that often follows, and we are compelled with compassion for the weary.
In 2005, we moved from Southern California to the quaint town of Prescott, Arizona. Married over 20 years, we love to travel, camp, and linger on Sunday afternoons with our two beautiful children.
Over the years, Joey has practiced pastoral care and counseling by serving as an elder, a hospice chaplain, an adjunct professor, a worship leader, and continues his professional counselor practice. Robyn serves as a professional speaker, teacher, counselor and coach.
Joey (MDiv) and Robyn (MsMFT) are Board Certified Christian Counselors. They share a private practice in northern Arizona. Their non-anxious presence, gentle truth telling, and personal authenticity foster contagious spiritual growth in those around them.
There is a spiritual fight for our ministries and relationships.
We need to intentionally stay connected with Jesus and our spouses.
We live fast-paced lives, distorting our perceptions of ourself, others, and God.
We need to slow down and challenge these distortions.
We have settled for shallow fixes to our anxieties, constraining our soul.
We need space to be honest and care for ourselves.
We are living lives marked by excessiveness and busyness.
We need a place to rest and recalibrate.
We are expected to produce beyond our capacity.
We need permission to acknowledge our limits.
We unintentionally neglect our marriage for the demands of our ministry.
We need to deliberately and regularly nourish our marriage.
We are afraid to stop.
We need to trust and practice Sabbath rest.