Living Wholehearted

October 06, 2020

Ep. 47 : Shrinking the Integrity Gap: Burnout Unhurried Leadership with John Mark Comer

Though many have felt the down shift of the Covid pandemic, leaders in every sector have felt the increase pressures of long-term planning, crisis management, and caring for the overwhelming wake of needs in and out of the Church.

In this episode, we talk with an Oregon native, John Mark Comer. He’s the teaching pastor of Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon and is the author of many books. His latest book, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry, outlines his own story of burnout and how he took practical steps to restoring years of overloaded leadership. As John Mark points out, his story is far too common, as leaders push their limits and lose sight of their own needs and the needs of those they love dearly. We believe this podcast, as well as our books, will help any leader who is in or headed toward burnout. Make sure you share this powerful conversation with someone you know.

Learn more about John Mark’s teachings, podcasts, and books at Don’t forget to get your copy of our new release, Shrinking the Integrity Gap anywhere you buy books. And let us know you got a copy of the book! We would love love love to know who you are!

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About Living Wholehearted

We define a leader as anyone with a following. Whether you are a parent or a CEO, or both, how you lead matters. When a leader lives with integrity, everyone in their wake benefits. And when they don't, everyone in their wake pays, it's just a matter of time. We are a husband and wife team HELPING LEADERS of all types LIVE WITH INTEGRITY through Biblical, Clinical, and Relational Wisdom. The Living Wholehearted Podcast is filled with grace, hope, and practical tools to help you in every relationship that matters most to you in your home, work, and community. Become a leader who is shrinking their integrity gap between what you say and how you actually live. Join us in the movement of becoming a Wholehearted Leader!

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About Jeff and Terra Mattson

Jeff Mattson (MA ORL) and Terra Mattson (MA LPC, LMFT) are Christian Parenting spokespeople and the co-hosts of the Living Wholehearted Podcast in the Christian Parenting Podcast Network.


After two decades studying and working in leadership and trauma-informed therapy, Jeff and Terra are bridging the gap between Biblical, clinical, and relational wisdom to help leaders live with integrity in the home, work, and community.


They are the co-founders of Living Wholehearted, a professional counseling and organizational development firm. Terra is the author of Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace and together they co-authored Shrinking the Integrity Gap: Between what Leaders Preach and Live. Jeff and Terra have skin in the game as they raise their two daughters just outside Portland, OR on five acres of old growth woods. There is never a dull moment in the Mattson home!


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