So, leave the field or stretch the truth back home to remain in the place they have spent years preparing to locate?
Facing cross-cultural stresses Missionaries face stressful situations by virtue of the fact that they live and work cross-culturally. Some researchers have insisted that cross-cultural workers are under no more stress than anyone else, and yet studies are showing that many [...]Read More
Back in May I posted a few articles on culture fatigue. More recently, I posted some of my research on stress in missions. I’m still editing a coming post on mutual care, which was the core of my dissertation research [...]Read More
Came across this video, which pretty much confirms the assertions and conclusions of my dissertation. The implications are rather staggering when thinking about the large number of cross-cultural workers that report feeling lonely and disconnected from community. This TED Talk speaks to [...]Read More
So why all the fuss about a world that doesn't like our baby Jesus? Is the church really surprised as much as it seems appalled? I honestly don't get it. [...]Read More
Why talk about missionary stress? (Especially when others are talking about it) Good question. While stress is a factor in missionary longevity and resilience, I often wonder if we haven’t over emphasized an inevitable fact of life? Granted, on [...]Read More