From Thom Rainer:
The three most common causes of loneliness shared with me by pastors are insightful:
1. Church members do not want to get too close to a pastor.
2. The pastor is accustomed to giving instead of receiving.
3. The pastor is in a defensive mode.
Three Dangers . . .
Here are the three most common negative consequences of loneliness straight from the mouths of pastors:
5. Moral failure.
Three Solutions . . .
I plead with pastors to who are experiencing loneliness to take one or all of the following steps:
7. Find a confidant.
8. Involve your spouse.
9. Get professional help.