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Questions tagged [pastoral-advice-questions]

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Where would people go who aren't affiliated with a particular faith? [duplicate]

The OP of this question appears, based only on the question, to not be affiliated with an organized Christian tradition. I could be wrong, but it got me thinking. I have met people in the past who ...
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What about people who don't have Pastors?

The current response we give to Pastoral questions is the following: Hello <username> and thank you for your question. The [mission](https://christianity.meta.stackexchange.com/a/1380) of our ...
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When are reference requests for pastoral advice on topic?

I'm looking at this question: Christian resources to help with Problem with sexual thoughts / addiction reading the divergent answers and thinking I'd like to hit the close button, but I don't see ...
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Does a question count as a personal question if a normal Christian would not ask such a question?

The question in question: https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/59662/what-are-the-general-guidelines-on-amening My question was put on hold as off-topic. "Questions seeking pastoral ...
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Askers that show possible medical issues should be referred to doctors first, not only pastors

With our "No pastoral advice" policy, we usually see these kinds of questions quickly, close them, and urge the user to find help in the real world from a real and trusted spiritual adviser. I greatly ...
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Why can't I ask for personal advice?

It seems like all the questions asking for personal advice on this site get put "on hold." If I am facing a personal difficulty or a challenging decision, and I want input from Christians, shouldn't ...
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Pastoral Advice Questions are off-topic, but what about pastoral advice implicit in answers? [duplicate]

So you can search for yourself the whole litany of reasons why Christianity.SE opted to not be a feel-good free-for-all in favor of facts. But I've got a problem with the idea that we should be ...
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Can we delete all answers to a question when it's closed as 'pastoral advice'?

We don't answer pastoral advice questions for good reason. Often a low-rep answerer will squeeze in some really bad advice just before a question is closed. We can undelete answers without any ...
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WHERE can we ask a truth or advice question?

I really don't know if this question belongs on this meta or stack exchange meta or Area 51. Suggestions appreciated. Anyways! I know that we can't handle the truth and we don't give pastoral advice ...
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Is a little warmth too much to expect?

In reference to this question, a person, maybe because of the security of anonymity, came to this resource to seek an answer to a spiritual question that thousands, if not millions of people wrestle ...
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What exactly is a pastoral advice question?

Based on the response to a question I recently posted, I think there might potentially be non-trivial confusion or disagreement about which questions should be counted as pastoral advice questions. ...
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Questions with hypothetical examples

See instead: What exactly is a pastoral advice question? This question should be put on hold until that question is resolved. Since we talked about pastoral advice questions recently, the label is ...
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The great Prayer Room experiment

Allow me to introduce you to the Prayer Room: Prayer Room Please use this room to post prayer requests of praise, petition, and thanksgiving. Please do not address other users or carry on ...
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Should we edit Pastoral Advice questions?

See the recent "But can't I just say one thing?" question for information on what we should say in response to these questions. This question asks what we should do and whether we should try to "...
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But can't I just say one thing?

I am not allowed to share the exact stats, but in general terms the statistics for Christianity.SE show the vast majority of our daily traffic is now from people drifting in as a result of Google ...
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“based on actual problems that you face”?

The FAQ, which is copied from other sites, says: You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of ...
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(non pastoral) advice questions

The set of guidelines proposed in the refocussing exercise are great in their clarity, and in excluding some of the kinds of questions and answers we don't want to see. But there are some questions ...
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Pastoral Advice Questions

I haven't seen any yet, but I would imagine that we are going to get questions asking for pastoral input. It may be anything from "I can't seem to stop surfing internet porn", to (if we're really ...