Men: Prioritize Your Family
In general, men are more task oriented, as opposed to people oriented. When men are in a situation of burnout, stress, or overwork, the relational side of things begins to suffer and become a much lower priority, partly because they just don't have the energy for it.
So, maybe they'll stay at work longer and longer, knowing that if they go home they've got to relate to their wife and kids—so it seems easier to just keep working. Distance, coldness, and disinterest sets in between men and their wives and children. And whenever that happens, there's a great danger because men have certain physical needs, and will therefore seek to satisfy them in ways that do not require as much emotional investment and relational time.
That's why burnout is so dangerous—it creates a vacuum in a man's life that he will seek to fill with the cheapest route possible, leaving him vulnerable to immorality.
To learn more about burnout and its harmful effects on life and ministry, check out the infographic.
- Infographic: The Common (Yet Neglected) Problem of Burnout
- Should We Seek to Burn Out for Jesus? (David Murray)
- 4 Pieces of Advice for Stressed Out Christians (David Murray)