Crossway: A Plea for Holistic Christianity

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  • Quelle: https://www.crossway.org/blog/2017/03/a-plea-for-holistic-christianity/
  • Foto: https://www.crossway.org/blog/2017/03/can-pastoral-burnout-ever-be-a-good-thing/

This is a guest post by David Murray, author of Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture. The statistics cited below come from a survey of over six thousand people Crossway conducted in September 2016.


What Is to Blame for Burnout?

In a survey (see the infographic) conducted by Crossway last fall, 76% of men and 88% of women admitted that they had experienced burnout for a significant period of time. Of those who experienced burnout, 31% of men and 26% of women suffered for up to three months. It went on for up to six months for a further 23% of men and 24% of women, with the remaining 46% of men and 50% of women enduring this for over six months.

When asked what contributed to their burnout, answers fell into two main categories: work related and home related. Of the work issues, the most commonly cited factors were workplace pressure, overwork, too little time off, and financial need. On the home front, the main problems were family pressures, too little sleep, too little exercise, and criticism from others.

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