Why is there such a sad rate of depression, job-termination, and in extreme cases, suicide among pastors? I think the roots of most are included in the following:
1. Unrealistic expectations of members.
2. Unrealistic expectations of self.
3. The tendency to judge success by nickles and noses.
4. Financial pressures.
5. The tendency towards isolation and loneliness.
6. The pace of society and the consumer-driven orientation of people.