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There's a Pastor Crisis. You're the Solution, with Jani Ortlund

Burnout is taking its toll on church leaders. While your pastor battles discouragement and exhaustion, your pastor's wife is likely very lonely. How can you encourage and support your pastor and his family? Hear practical suggestions from guests Jani Ortlund and Ray and Robyn McKelvy in this episode of Grounded.

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Episode Notes
"The Pastors Aren't All Right" article
The Great Recital
Help! I'm Married to My Pastor book by Jani Ortlund
"Let's Go to Church!" booklet 
"Fasting and Feasting" season of The Deep Well with Erin Davis podcast

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Dannah Gresh: Well, hey, they're ready for this. What do spinach, chiropractors, and your pastor have to do with each other? Find out today. I'm Dannah Gresh, and this is Grounded.

Erin Davis: Dannah, it's too early for riddles. I don't do riddles, but I'm curious. 

I'm Erin Davis, and you might …

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About the Hosts

Erin Davis

Erin Davis

Erin Davis is an author, blogger, and speaker who loves to see women of all ages run to the deep well of God’s Word. She is the author of many books and Bible studies including: Fasting & Feasting7 … read more …

Dannah Gresh

Dannah Gresh

When Dannah Gresh was eight years old, she began praying that God would use her as a Bible teacher for “the nations.” When she sees the flags of many countries waving at a Revive Our Hearts event, it feels like … read more …

Portia Collins

Portia Collins

Portia Collins serves on the Revive Our Hearts team as the Monthly Partner Specialist and co-host of the weekly videocast, Grounded. Her favorite part of her job is meeting the ministry partners who help make the mission possible. Portia … read more …

About the Guests

Jani Ortlund

Jani Ortlund

Jani Ortlund, the Vice President of Renewal Ministries, loves connecting women with the Word of God. Serving Christ through writing, speaking and discipling is her chief passion in life.  Jani, who podcasts at HeRestoresMySoul.org, and Ray, the President of … read more …

Brittany Schlichter

Brittany Schlichter

As a teenager, Brittany competed in the National Bible Bee, an experience that inspired her to memorize twenty-six books of the Bible. Today, Brittany enjoys reciting Scripture and speaking at Christian conferences and events. Her heart is to help women … read more …

Robyn McKelvy

Robyn McKelvy

Robyn McKelvy has devoted her life to the care and building up of others—in her home, in the church her husband pastors, and through years of speaking for FamilyLife and at countless women’s events. Robyn has written SOS: Sick of … read more …