PastorCare, helps ministry couples and families understand and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. PastorCare gives ministry couples and families the tools to communicate better, negotiate differences, problem solve and even argue in a healthier way. If we can help you or your family, click here.
Welcome to the HealingChoice website. HealingChoice was founded by Dr. Marcus Tanner and his wife, Michelle. It is a ministry that was birthed out of their own experiences in ministry. Over the course of their lives and ministry, they have seen the hurting in the church, they have worked for and met many pastors who were hurt in their respective ministries. Marcus and Michelle not only witnessed the devastation that unforgiveness and bitterness causes in the lives of those who experience it, but have overcome it in their own lives.
HealingChoice is a ministry that provides PastorCare to ministry families. Eighty percent of clergy believe pastoral ministry is negatively affecting their families. At the same time more than 70% would choose ministry as a vocation if they had to do it all over again. These two statements tell us that working in ministry is difficult, even for the best trained. Ministers deal with work demands that are unique only to ministry. It is those demands that can have a negative affect on the well-being of the ministry family.
The fact that clergy would choose to work in ministry if they had to do it over again is a very positive statement. It presumes that clergy have a strong calling into the ministry and feel a higher calling for their lives. In addition, knowing how difficult ministry work can be and the negative effect on their family well-being, fulfilling the higher calling is important. I believe if we had to do over again, we may also do some things different, so that our family is not affected in such a negative way.
HealingChoice Ministries helps ministry families do ministry differently. One way we do that is to provide PastorCare to the whole family not just the minister. We also come along side the pastor and work with his/her church, educating them on how to provide PastorCare for their own pastor and family. If HealingChoice can be of service to you, your family, or your church, contact us; let's visit about how we might be able to help.
Marcus N. Tanner, Ph.D.