How ready am I? Part III: Relationships
Wondering if you're ready to go there, serve Him, and love them? Tools like this help you self-evaluate your readiness for overseas life, representing Jesus there. We won't see your answers, so challenge yourself to answer as honestly as possible. Use these answers to expose areas of your life where you might need to grow in your preparation to go overseas. Consider enlisting a mentor to encourage and educate you!

You'll be able to retake the self-assessment, too. All responses will be automatically sent to your provided email address upon submission.

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1. If you are in a significant relationship, to what degree does your significant other agree with your inclinations to go overseas?
2. Do you have relationships that help you develop a long-term mission or vision?
3. Global work adds significant stress to every day life. Many global workers have left their host countries due to interpersonal conflict or highly stressful situations. Much global work has also been compromised by less-than-healthy global workers. And truthfully, we all have baggage--even when coming from the healthiest of Christian homes. What, if any, significant hurts/traumas/conflicts in your past do you still wrestle with? Have you sought counseling for any of these?
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4. Global work can add pressure to relationships with parents, your spouse, kids, and extended family. In honesty, how healthy would you rate your marriage? ((Rank on a scale of 1 [dysfunctional] to 10 [excellent health]. If not applicable, skip these questions.)
Dysfunctional
Excellent health
5. How healthy would your spouse rate your marriage? (Rank on a scale of 1 [dysfunctional] to 10 [excellent health].)
Dysfunctional
Excellent health
6. Into what relational patterns do you and your spouse fall when your marriage is under stress? Of which should you be particularly careful and proactive?
Your answer
7. Like a plant, a marriage needs consistent nurture--and especially so when it's new. In the Old Testament, Hebrew men even stayed home from battle for the first year of marriage. If you are married, how long have you been married?
8. How healthy is your relationship with your oldest child? (Rank on a scale of 1 [dysfunctional] to 10 [excellent health]. Skip this question if not applicable.)
Dysfunctional
Excellent health
9. How healthy is your relationship with your second-oldest child? (Rank on a scale of 1 [dysfunctional] to 10 [excellent health]. Skip this question if not applicable.)
Dysfunctional
Excellent health
10. How healthy is your relationship with third-oldest child? (Rank on a scale of 1 [dysfunctional] to 10 [excellent health]. Skip this question if not applicable.)
Dysfunctional
Excellent health
11. What other concerns do you have about the particular kids God's given you as you consider going overseas?
Your answer
12. How healthy is your relationship with your parents? (Rank on a scale of 1 [dysfunctional] to 10 [excellent health].)
Dysfunctional
Excellent health
13. How connected do you feel with your local church?
14. In going overseas, would you be escaping any frustrating, unhealthy, troubling, or unresolved situations? If so, describe.
Your answer
15. Cross-cultural situations often require a high degree of adaptability, willingness to change, and graciousness when things don't go according to plan. How flexible do you tend to be in personality? (Rank on a scale of 1 [fairly rigid] to 5 [extremely flexible].)
Fairly rigid
Extremely flexible
16. Overseas life can contain less established structure, requiring workers to be self-starters. How self-disciplined do you tend to be in personality? (Rank on a scale of 1 [lax, lacking in motivation] to 5 [highly self-disciplined].)
Lax, lacking motivation
Highly self-disciplined
17. Environments overseas can present more bodily hazards and challenges (smog, climate, disease, lack of hygiene, uneven terrain, etc.). How is your physical health? (Rank on a scale of 1 [poor; in need of regular and/or highly developed medical treatment] to 7 [excellent].)
Poor; in need of regular and/or highly developed medical treatment
Excellent
18. How would you describe the physical health of your least-healthy family member? (Rank on a scale of 1 [poor; in need of regular and/or highly developed medical treatment] to 7 [excellent].)
Poor; in need of regular and/or highly developed medical treatment
Excellent
19. Certain passages in the Bible (Titus 1:5-9, 1 Timothy 3:1-7, 1 Peter 5:1-4) prescribe specific characteristics for overseers. Which do you feel you may need to work on?
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