No Rest For The Holy: Clergy Burnout A Growing Concern

08/03/2010 09:05 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • David Gibson

By David Gibson
Politics Daily

God may have rested on the seventh day, but for a growing number of his ministers, there is more work -- and stress -- than ever, and less chance to unwind. That has led to all sorts of health problems among clergy, from a lack of exercise and a rise in obesity to problems of depression and substance abuse and all the many ills of modern life that pastors spend so much time helping their congregants tackle.