Avoiding The Idolatry Of Work

Guest Post Series, Part 2: How To Love Your Spouse, Kids (And Anyone, Really) While You’re Still In School

It’s so easy to make work into our Everything.  An idol.  The scary thing thing, of course, is that no one sets out with this goal in mind.  We’re doing it for the Lord… right?

In Part 1 of this guest post series for Emerging Scholars Network (ESN), I explored the real reason we struggle so fiercely to balance our time at home with our academic work.

In Part 2, we tackle 3 specific, common issues behind that core struggle.  Once we understand what’s going on, we can fight against it more successfully.  Although the focus is on grad school and academics, you’ll be able to apply it to any kind of work you do with just a little bit of effort.

bleary-eyed woman rests head on her laptop

photo by len-k-a via freeimages.com

By the way, if you’re in any sort of academic discipline, you’ll probably find ESN’s Scholar’s Compass blog very helpful.  Check them out!

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  • Thomas Grosh IV

    Bryan, Thank-you for writing for the Emerging Scholars Network Blog and addressing the important topic of Avoiding The Idolatry Of Work. Great to have you part of the growing team of contributors. To God be the glory!

    • Oh my, just seeing this now – gotta check my settings so that I see comments right away. But thank you, Tom, for allowing me to contribute. It’s my privilege and yes, to God be the glory!