Margaret B. Hess

Margaret B. Hess is an American Association of Pastoral Counselors fellow with Emmaus Institute Counseling Services in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Responding effectively to criticism in ministry has been one of my growing edges for many years. On a good day, when I'm well rested, spiritually grounded and in touch with my inner warrior woman, and the planets are properly aligned, I handle criticism just fine. But on my bad days, I’m pretty lousy about staying in my own skin when someone comes at me with a criticism, especially about my preaching.
July 15, 2008