Margie Bryce

Your leadership coach
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S3 Ep 79: Confronting Crisis and Abuse

The Crabby Pastor
S3 Ep 79: Confronting Crisis and Abuse

Have you ever found yourself at the crux of judgment and compassion within the faith-based community? Join me as we sit down with licensed professional counselor, Kari LaFave, who illuminates the intricacies of handling crisis situations, particularly divorce, within religious spaces. Kari skillfully dissects the unique hurdles her faith-based clients face, highlighting the judgment and shame that often cast a dark cloud over these individuals. Together, we challenge traditional perspectives on biblical marriage, examining the potential for reconciliation and recognizing the harsh reality when it's just not feasible.

Listen as we discuss how to hold abusers accountable while shining a spotlight on the often-overlooked trauma victims endure and the manipulative tactics their abusers employ. What does it mean to extend grace to an offending party, and how does this play out when reintegrating an offender back into a position of leadership? This is a pertinent question we grapple with, acknowledging the complexities at play.

Finally, we venture into the shadowy realm of narcissistic abuse, and the unseen damage it inflicts. It's a complex web, often hidden behind a façade of respectability. Kari stresses the importance of professional help to understand and navigate these toxic dynamics. As we come full circle, we underscore the critical matter of self-care for those in ministry leadership. I open up about my personal journey stepping back from pastoral ministry to focus on sustaining other ministry leaders. Join us for this candid exploration into faith-based leadership, crisis management, and the pursuit of sustainable ministry.

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