Many pastors have relinquished their hope for true relationships in their congregations, instead just settling for surviving. Some pastors expect their churches to be embroiled in petty controversies or vicious conflicts. Others have left the ministry. Many disputes that divide churches are related to the unrecognized dynamics of transference, the confusing effect of a person transferring unresolved memories and feelings from the past to someone in the present. This book contains helpful anecdotes that illustrate the clearly defined terms and concepts.
A full look at the harmful effect of transference (the application of unresolved issues from one's past to someone in the present) on churches and lives. Provides ways to identify and overcome this phenomenon.
Valerie J. McIntyre is an associate of Leanne Payne and a member of her Pastoral Care Ministries' team. She is actively involved in the ministry of her local church and serves as the administrator of the Pastoral Care Ministry schools held in the United States and abroad.