This article give pointers to young ministers about beginning well in the ministry. Understanding the nature of Christian spirituality means that the pastor will begin well by giving priority to preaching. In order to do this well, the minister must have a clear understanding of the nature of preaching. Then the pastor must know where to draw margins.
By means of a review of Dan Allender's The Wounded Heart, this article aims to equip the minister in dealing with the issue of sexual abuse in pastoral care. It explores the impact of abuse on the victim and the role of the minister in the healing process.