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Advice for Young Pastors’ Wives

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Today I want to share a letter with you that one of our Advisory Team members wrote to a new pastor’s wife that was joining their ministry team at their church. I believe we can all glean something from this letter no matter how long we have been in ministry. You may also be able to use this in your own journey when you have a new pastors’ wife joining your church. Enjoy! “I rejoice with you as you prepare…

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Mid-life Crisis???

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I want to share a blog from one of our pastors’ wives here in The Confidante that I believe will speak to each of you. Does anyone know how old you have to be to have a mid-life crisis? I’m 37, so maybe that’s not what’s going on. Are their other crisises? Is that even a word? Is this a “third of a life crisis” or something? I don’t really know what to call it, but I’m finding myself so…

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Dealing with Losses

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In ministry, we as pastors’ wives often deal with the insecurity of our husbands getting fired or losing friends or family. We did a pastors’ wives panel at an event a couple of years ago and I would like to share with you one of our Advisory Team Member’s response to this question, “How do you help pastors’ wives deal with fear of losing their jobs, friends, and family all at once?” Here are some of Suzy’s thoughts: These fears…

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Do You Feel Appreciated?

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I have asked a good friend of mine, who is a pastor’s wife, to share her experience and thoughts on being appreciated as a pastor’s wife. Enjoy! Have you ever wondered, “There is a Pastor Appreciation Day and an Admin Appreciation Day, but why not a Pastor’s Wife Appreciation Day”? Maybe you haven’t. There are volunteer appreciation awards, teacher appreciation dinners, and stakeholder’s banquets. But no one has thought of honoring the pastor’s wife with a “Pastor’s Wife Appreciation Day”!…

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The Broken Circle of Trust

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By Tracy McCarty We’ve talked about HAVING friends and TYPES of friends, but what about when you have found a true heart-friend and then feel betrayed?  Please know that I use that term very carefully.  Betrayal does NOT have to be deliberate or with any sort of evil intent.  In fact, it is also defined as “to reveal or disclose in violation of confidence; to be unfaithful in guarding.” I love the character of Jack Byrnes that Robert DeNiro plays…

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