Rodetta Cook

It’s Okay Not to Be Okay

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I’m sure I am not the only pastor’s wife that says, “I’m Okay,” when I’m really not okay. We think we have to be okay all the time and can get so caught up in wearing a mask when in reality we need to realize it is okay not to be okay. One of my favorite speakers and authors is Shelia Walsh. In her book It’s Okay Not to Be Okay I found great comfort and freedom in realizing that…

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There Has to Be More

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Do pastors and their families struggle with life issues like those in their congregation? You bet they do. Pastors and their families are human just like everyone else. We as pastors’ wives struggle spiritually just like any other Christian. Let’s take the masks off and be real on this subject, “There has to be more.” Struggling? Seems like you are doing great, only to get knocked down? Do you ever feel depressed and discouraged? Do some situations seem hopeless? Yes,…

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Why Your Pastor’s Wife Has Trust Issues

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By Katie Orr Several years ago while on a road trip, I got to connect with a dear friend for lunch. Over salad and sandwiches she made a statement that caught my attention: “Pastors’ wives have trust issues.” It wasn’t an accusation. Simply an observation from a wise woman who has had several close pastor’s wife friends. At the time I was taken aback. I thought to myself, “I am a pastor’s wife and I don’t have trust issues.” At…

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Leading During a Pandemic

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By Christy Watson I am a Pastor’s wife and an Admin for a Facebook page called The Confidante, a ministry of Care for Pastors. It has over 2,000 Pastors’ wives from all over the country and world. I am seeing firsthand how the ministry family is being affected by the COVID-19 and how they’re struggling to stay connected with their congregation and be there for everyone during this crisis, along with maintaining good family relationships at home. Here are some…

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Love My People

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I want to share a blog from a pastor’s wife that I believe everyone reading it can relate. If you’re in a church you don’t love, hang in there. Pray like crazy, then pray some more. Ask God to change your heart. Ask God to give you eyes to see what HE sees. Years ago, at our second church, I was miserable. I felt like I had been picked up and moved to a foreign country against my will. I…

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