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Pastor's Kids Syndrome?

Hey there Soldier. You said "How am I supposed to handle the weight of my whole family and then add on making sure that I set good examples for "the little ones" at church?" My answer is that you're NOT suppose to handle all of that. That weight doesn't belong to you! Give it back to God when those burdens start feeling heavy. You are fourteen, suppose to go through normal ups and downs, discover who God made you to be and pursue Him wholeheartedly. Find someone you trust to talk to! Tell your parents how you are feeling-unless they too were pk's they probably have no idea how you feel. Sorry it's so hard at times! but just be you, follow God and love HIM and try not to feel responsible for things you have no control over. It's a journey but God helps us as we cry out to Him :) I've been writing a book for pk's b/c I went through these things too. Now, in my early 30's I am truly free of others expectations and have sorted through all the PK junk! Feel free to e-mail me to chat if you'd like..[email protected] otmail.com :) Emily  (Aug 6, 2012 | post #159)

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Pastor's Kids Syndrome?

Hi Zack, Wow, so sorry for the loss of your dad.As your family works through the grief process are there any older people you look up to for advice? Maybe just talking to someone you trust would help, even a counselor. One step at a time is always a good plan too :)May God's presence and comfort be tangible in your life!Life will always be difference, but it can be still be good...and God can help you with your siblings as you lean on him. It's great you want to help your siblings....just remember that you can do what you can do. God has to fill in the spots that only He can :)  (Jul 17, 2012 | post #156)

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Pastor's Kids Syndrome?

sha, you are definitely not the only one going through all those problems!! You can see from this online forum that a lot of pk's have issues they deal with. If I could share with you just a few things it would be this: you don't have to be perfect! It's okay to make mistakes-we all do and always will! God really helped free me from the burden of other people's expectations when I asked him to free me of that burden. He helped me to be me when I learned to live for Him-not for other people! It's a big difference! I hope you will take time to talk to God about what's in your heart and ask him to help you to just be yourself and to live for Him. Talking to your parents about these things could really help too! Hope that helps..I know it's hard being a pk at times, but God IS with you each step of the way-invite him to walk with you in the good and the bad and he will strengthen and comfort you.I know it always helped me to talk to other trusted adults besides my parents-is there someone you could talk to and pray with? Most adults would love someone younger asking to talk...they would probably feel honored. Remember that you are pk, yes, but most importantly you are g.k...God's Kid and that's what matters the most!  (Nov 9, 2011 | post #115)