The Stress Factor


For many years I worked in the field of Stress Management. Part of my work involved going into large international organizations and helping them to identify the causes of stress in their work force and then to help them reduce these factors.

Stress can cause so many problems. For a sample of articles on how it can affect things such as back pain, the effectiveness of vaccines, your immune system and even lead to fat around the waist have a look at this link. CLICK HERE

One frequent complaint was from people who felt they were expected to be doing loads of different things at the same time.   Trying to juggle too many balls at once. I clearly remember hearing many people complain “I can only be in one place at a time

Being able to take a real break and get away from it all is naturally a great help. But taking a vacation can itself create additional stresses. Even on vacation many people feel the need to be in two places at the same time. They are on vacation yet worried about their home, their pets and their belongings.

Someone recently told me that she used to ask a friend to ‘pop in and feed the cat, pick up the junk mail and make the place look lived in’ But she continued saying ‘ but I still worried. What if the cat became ill when nobody was around, what if the home was broken into at night, what if….‘ So she ended up like this picture. Trying to be both at home and relaxing on vacation.

This is where Christian House Sitters can be such a blessing. We operate all over the world and can help you find a suitable Christian with good references from their home church who will move into your home while you are away. Look after your pets and look after your property. The place will look lived in because it will actually be lived in. And the best part is that it will not cost you anything!

Why not find out more? Visit our website. CLICK HERE and you can relax on your next vacation.




Author: 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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