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Articles by OTCC Staff

  • Women – Thriving, Not Just Surviving June 28, 2017

    Living on the field has unique spiritual, emotional, physical, and safety challenges that most of us as women have not experienced previously in our home cultures. Understanding and actively building in key aspects that help us thrive, rather than just survive, these challenges also decrease the likelihood of premature departure, depression, and other effects ...

  • Supporting Your TCK May 27, 2017

    by Lisa Green, LMFT
    When thinking of the worker and expat community in which many of us live, we often think of the men and women that have picked up and moved from a place that is familiar, comfortable, and “home,” to a place that is decidedly less familiar, less comfortable, and takes a long ...

  • Dealing with Security Issues April 27, 2017

    by Rebecca Leverington, LMFT, LPC, LMSW
    Many organizations provide training in contingency planning, evaluating security risks, and evacuation procedures. There are also many excellent counseling and member care hand-outs that provide spiritual resources for coping with crisis. This article focuses on another aspect of security issues: the interpersonal aspect.

  • A Case for Mourning March 27, 2017

    by Andrew Brown, LLP
    Pain and loss are two of the most difficult realities we face in life. They are normal insofar as they are a common part of the human experience, but they seldom feel natural. Loss and pain are also intertwined—so that significant loss is always accompanied by pain and pain can ...

  • Managing Transitions February 27, 2017

    Transitions bring with them the paradox of opportunity and danger––opportunity for change, and apprehension and uncertainty regarding the future. The sooner we begin to expand our thinking, focusing on specific kinds of opportunity and how these can be achieved, and how perceived dangers can be minimized, the more quickly our sense of competency and confidence ...

  • Tired, Fatigued or Exhausted? January 27, 2017

    By John Leverington, LPC, LMFT, LMSW
    Chronic fatigue is real, but the vast majority of people do not recognize it and do not take the steps needed to deal with it before it becomes even more difficult to recover. One of the issues that frequently came up in counseling people serving in faith-based organizations was ...

  • The Fire of Team Conflict December 10, 2015

    by Andrew Brown, LLP
    Antalya is a beautiful place. It can also be very hot and dry place—sometimes going months without rain. This makes the surrounding forests highly vulnerable to fire. Occasionally we’ll see an airplane or helicopter loaded with water on its way to extinguish a blaze. Fire is a pretty good analogy for ...

  • Cultivating Humility November 5, 2015

    by Andrew Brown, LLP
    “Humility flourishes in a life examined.”
    Humility comes from wisdom (James 3:13-18). In an age of seemingly endless knowledge, we need wisdom more than ever. Wisdom is an active (“lived-out”) understanding of God’s preeminent significance, and the deep value of every person He made and loves. James made it clear ...

  • Partnering Together August 17, 2015

    by Linda Parker, LMFT
    As agency administrators and member care personnel, you care about God’s global workers and the national fellowships they serve. You train, mentor, encourage and coach when needed. You counsel them through the inevitable bumps in the road. But there may be times you wonder if, with so ...

  • Cross-Cultural Addict May 12, 2015

    by Tony Bordenkircher, LMFT
    We all, within each one of us, carry the capacity to be an addict. Christians, especially cross-cultural workers, are no exception. That is, the psychological, neurological, and spiritual dynamics of addiction are actively at work within every human being (Addiction & Grace; May, Gerald G.). Addiction occurs when our desires and ...

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