"I agree with Jack and I would further add that it's never a good idea to make long term decisions unless one is fully committed and passionate about them. It sounds as if you have had a lot on your plate recently. Take time off, do…"
"...not to mention Christian martyrs, saints and most holy men from other religions who endured sacrifices and pain way beyond those any normal 'man' would ever do. In truth we mistake meekness for weakness. Inner strength is…"
"Yep. I've been wondering why a grown man in law school needs an anonymous woman on a message board to write his schedule for him. Doesn't inspire a lot of confidence in his ability to practice law.
"http://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/ is happy to find clergy and would add a new social circle for you.
When our last pastor left I was surprised to find that they considered my wife and I their best friends here. I do not feel like…"
"To be fair, the kid's posting has steeply tapered off.
I'm a bit worried about the Italian justice system if its future lawyers can't figure out their own study schedules less than a year away from being licensed, but I understand…"
"Denominations try to address these issues by requiring all the pastors in a region to meet periodically. There's no concerns about sheep-stealing, because these aren't pastors in the same town. There's fewer scheduling…"
"I've made friendships with at least 3 pastors. I consider it my gift - befriending pastors. :) But, you are dead on. It's hard. Most either share too much or too little for the exact reasons you described.…"
"What's ery intersting about this thread is how the procrastinating OP has managed to involve the well-intentioned AoM community in enabling his procrastination.
To the OP: You need to drop all the social media stuff for a while. If…"