Six Common Reasons Pastors Lose Their Temper

Episode #531
April 26, 2019
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With the criticisms pastors get, it can be easy to have a quick temper. Today, we discuss reasons for losing your temper so that pastors may recognize them and better deal with them.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Losing your temper as a pastor never results in something good.
  • You should defend your family if they’re attacked, but you have to do it while controlling your temper.
  • Pastors should be aware of what causes them to lose their temper in order to better control it.
  • The #1 rule for guest speakers is to stay within your allotted timeframe.

The six reasons that we discuss are:

  1. Their family members are attacked.
  2. They are tired.
  3. Their character is questioned.
  4. They receive one more criticism.
  5. They get blamed over things they cannot control.
  6. They have not taken a break.

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast

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