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In Psychology of Missionary Adjustment
you will discover what it takes to be an effective missionary. This study will open your eyes to, and more importantly prepare you for, the mental challenges of the mission field, from beginning to end, including:
- first-term stress
- learning and language
- becoming bi-cultural
- facing unfulfilled expectations
- living in a gold fish bowl
- developing self-esteem
- dealing with civil authorities
- handling conflicts
- Reentering American Culture
- Adjusting to retirement and/or termination
From responding to God's call to dealing with retirement, veteran and future missionaries will benefit from this helpful text. Pastors, counselors, and those who support missionaries will also gain a new level of understanding of the rigors of missionary life.
Marge Jones has been a missionary for nearly four decades, currently serving as a Bible instructor at the Senegal Bible Institute in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa. She earned her B.S. from Southwest Missouri State University and her M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is the mother of three children, and she resides in Dakar with her husband Ernest.