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Two sides of the same coin?

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As a psychologist I am naturally fascinated by how people react to things. Including how they react to our web site.

Since we launched Christian House Sitters I have noticed two very distinct personality types. The detail and the non-detail person.

Starting with the non-detail people. On the site we very clearly explain how to join us as a house-sitter or as a house-owner. House-owners are folk who want someone to look after their property. House-sitters are looking for a house to look after and that will provide them with a greatly reduced price holiday.  We even have a facility to register people into both groups so they can have someone looking after their home and pets while they have a holiday in some other owners home.

The joining procedure is biefly explained on the home page. It is explained again in detail on the FAQ page and then explained for a third time on the registration page.

Yet most days I find someone registering and it is obvious that they have not read anything. This means that they have to re register or more often I end up making the numerous corrections or additions for them. I don’t mind I just tend to wonder why they never read the information. As I said they are non-detail folk.

Then there is the other group. I get emails pointing out every mistake I make. Some are not really mistakes. For example there is UK English spelling and American English spelling. Whichever I use the other side will send me an email pointing out my ‘mistake’

We have decided to stick to UK English.

In the same way what some house owners and house sitters want is very different to what others want.

God made us all so very different. Detail and non-detail folk are all His creation.

Without the differences life would be so bland.

It is exciting to watch and see how God will be bring the right owners and sitters together through the website


About housesitters

ABOUT Christian House Sitters Christian House Sitters is a Worldwide ministry that started in order to provide holidays for Christians and sitters for owners who needed a reliable Christian to look after their home, pets and garden. House owners do not pay anything to have their property listed. House sitters are only charged £25 per year and in return for this some enjoy numerous holidays each year. All fees from membership go to sponsor food for children at the Home of Peace Children’s Home in Kenya. This only supplies about a quarter of what is needed to feed the children so we urgently need sponsors. All funds go via our Registered Charity TLC Children’s Trust Charity Number 1156786 website N.B. Joining Christian House Sitters does NOT commit you to sponsoring a child or giving any support beyond your membership fee to these children. Although naturally if you want to support that would be greatly appreciated. We have some regular sponsors and other people who give an occasional gift. All are greatly appreciated. ABOUT RAY & MARILYN We are Marilyn & Ray White. A fun loving Christian couple who have been in Christian work for over 30 years. Marilyn was born in England but moved to Zimbabwe as a baby. At the age of 16 she moved to South Africa. Ray was born in South Africa and grew up on a farm. We met in Johannesburg and got married in 1966. Ray worked in business for many years then he worked for YfC in South Africa then went on to Bible College and Pastored a church. In 1982 we moved from South Africa to England. In addition to his theological training Ray trained in Psychology and since moving to the UK he has lectured in Psychology, counselled for the NHS and opened a Christian Counselling Centre. Marilyn is also a trained counsellor and manager. In addition to the counselling we trained Christian counsellors both in our local area and by invitation in other areas of the UK. In total over 700 people completed the training courses. Many are serving the Lord by working in or through their local churches. We also ran a secular Stress Management business. We are now semi-retired and focus our time and attention on Christian House Sitters and Ray also serves as a member of our Church Leadership Team. Ray also has an active preaching ministry and runs Christian seminars on subjects such as stress management for church groups. He has written two books. A Christian book that is a very practical workbook on Christian commitment as applied to real life. The book looks at how we can surrender ourselves more fully to God. This is looked at under the headings of Physical, Mental, Social and Spiritual commitment. The book is called Let’s Get Serious. He has also written a secular book on Stress Management called Stress Overcoming this Potential Killer. (Ray was previously Chair of the International Stress Management Association UK). News Update This book has now been released as an e-book as well A few years ago we did a 2 month House Sit in France. Whilst there we felt the Lord leading us to set up a Christian House Sitting service. Since then we have done a number of other house sits. We believe this site will benefit many Christians around the world. Feel free to contact us (BUT please no spam) NOTE: If you want a fast reply the best way to contact us is via the contact page on the Christian House Sitters website God bless you, Ray & Marilyn

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