Four Potholes

The Duffy Robbins session on ‘Potholes on the Ministry Road’ was superb. He looked at four potholes that cause major crashes in ministry as a warning/challenge to us and a tool for helping the Youth Ministers we serve.
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The four were:
Pothole 1: Consuming activity
Pothole 2: “Professional Holiness”
Pothole 3: Dishonest Intimacy (the whole range of sexual temptations)
Pothole 4: Neglected relationships

I thought this was the best, wisest and most succinct list I have come across and I’m aiming to read fully what Duffy has written on this.
Duffy levelled these questions at us
Am I taking a day off and keeping it holy?
Who am I holding responsible for my families schedule?
What am I doing to let members of the family are more important than the kids in our youth group
Do I invest as much creative effort to make my family a fun and special place as I invest in the youth group at church.
Am I modelling a healthy family life
They are very family centric though and I’m interested in what the questions should look like for someone who is single (especially as in conversations recently it has been the young single workers who have been sharing painfully of the difficulty of living a balanced life that includes rhythm, deep relationships and spiritual discipline)