Rodetta Cook

Rodetta Cook has been a pastor’s wife for over 40 years. She and her husband, Ron, have actively served the Lord together in ministry during the entire time and are co-founders of Care for Pastors. She understands the expectations, loneliness and how hard it is to find balance in ministry as a pastor’s wife. Rodetta also leads the pastor’s wives initiative at Care for Pastors called The Confidante and ministers to hundreds of wives each week. She strives to share blogs with other pastors’ wives that will help them in their ministry walk.

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    A Safe Place

    Monday, March 29, 2021

    I would like to share a blog today written by a pastor’s wife that I believe will bless you and give you hope.

    We recently went through a family crisis. It’s the kind of crisis you don’t want everyone (or really anyone) to know about, but especially your church, if your husband is the pastor there. As bad as I wanted to contact some people in our church and share my heavy burden with them, I couldn’t. There was just too much at stake.

    Do those in ministry ever feel hopeless, fearful, angry or anxious? Of course they do. We struggle just like everyone else does. Many times we wonder, does anyone care? As we are there for others, walking with them through grief, disappointments, sickness and other hardships, often we are left to deal with our crisis on our own.

    Where does a pastor and their family go when they need counsel, prayer or advice? Is there a SAFE PLACE for those in ministry? A place where we don’t have to worry about being judged, gossiped about or worse, losing our job?

    Care for Pastors exists for these reasons. To be a lifeline of healing and hope to the pastor and family.

    Most of those in ministry can’t afford counseling. They don’t complain about it or let others know their financial issues, because that’s just not something we do. But most pastoral families are living on or below poverty level. How can they receive the help they need when they’re barely able to pay their bills? That’s where donors come in. Because of generous donors, Care for Pastors can give pastors and their families the help they need at a reduced rate when needed.

    On behalf of pastors, their wives and kids, I ask you to support this very needed ministry. I ask you to give today and help Care for Pastors keep ministering to those in ministry. I just know God will bless you for it. The website is www.careforpastors.org

    — Christy

    This is a “Safe Place” for pastors and their families to process everyday challenges they face just like everyone in their church. Please let us come alongside you on your journey.

    Help us continue providing resources of care for pastors and their families.

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