Criticism in the ministry is as much a given as is death and taxes. At times, the criticism can become so heavy and so often that it can become quite debilitating.
When I served as a youth pastor in Fullerton, CA, Howie Long, the minister of music, used to quote to me all the time, “Seldom is heard an encouraging word.” This is so true not only in ministry but also in marriage, friendships, church relationships and family relationships (especially Fathers to their children).
How does the Gospel apply to criticism? The guys over at First Importance have given some great isight (The Cross & Criticism). Be sure to check it out.