Help for Pastors

Who can pastors and ministry leaders safely turn to when struggling with addiction issues or immoral behaviors? First of all, anonymity is a key factor in securing a safe environment conducive for the transparency needed for true change and long term recovery.  

 

The help you will receive at Tucker Counseling Services is Holy Spirit driven and designed specifically for wounded and struggling Christian leaders that need and desire help processing through deep rooted issues while having their anonymity protected.

 

The challenges ministry leaders regularly face can be much more intense then the typical struggles others face. It comes with the position and the enemy is ruthless against God’s servants. This battle is real and nothing to be ashamed of.  As a ministry leader called into servant-hood, you have a target on your back. When you responded to your call, you became a danger to the kingdom of darkness and Satan and his minions will do anything and everything they can to destroy you and those you love and serve.  He is real, the battle is spiritual, and spiritual battles always require a spiritual solution.

Too many men and women of God are falling victim to Satan’s schemes and tactics. Entering treatment is not a sign of weakness and defeat, but rather a “returning to the Teacher” for a cleansing, realigning and some additional equipping. Bondage is very real, and most have not yet experienced the level of true freedom available to all believers. If you are reading this, you are already a step closer to victory.

 

Typical question: How do I know if I’m an addict?

Simple assessment: If the behavior in question is causing problems in any area of your life (i.e. marriage, employment, legal issues, physical health, spiritual health, ministry, etc.) and you’re having trouble stopping, I strongly suggest you take closer look and consider your options.

Why me? Why can’t I stop?

There are many reasons why people turn to addictive behavior. The number one reason I have found to be true is simply a subconscious form of escape from life’s challenges. This may be hard to accept, but in almost all cases, addictive behavior falls in the category of idolatry. It is seeking comfort from a person, place or thing that can only be found in the True Comforter, the Holy Spirit.  All the rest may temporally deliver comfort (satisfaction) for a season, but are always followed with disappointment, heartache, pain and suffering.

Pastors Struggling with Porn or Sex Addiction

Porn addiction is one of the most common struggles clergy and ministry leaders face because unlike alcohol or drugs, it can more easily be hidden from others and can go undetected for years…… but you don’t have to get caught before reaching out for help. Take a short sabbatical and get the help you need.

Pastors Struggling with Alcohol Abuse or Dependence

Alcohol use among clergy is not uncommon and not necessarily unacceptable in God’s eyes. The problem is, it can be very dangerous for some of the group, those prone to, or those already struggling with abuse or dependence. An assessment, in most cases, can detect where a person is along their path.

Pastors Struggling with Drug Use, Abuse or Dependence

Drug addiction can innocently start with a substance being introduced to the body for a specific need (i.e. physical trauma) but the emotional relief that comes along with it begins to (unknowingly) create a hidden obsession. It has the ability to numb emotions but there is always a price to pay and is always followed by some sort of pain and suffering. When the consequences begin to outweigh the benefits, its time for change and change is available.

Addiction Help For Pastors

Bondage is real… and so is Freedom! John 8:36

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