Rodetta Cook

Developing a Thick Skin While Keeping a Soft Heart

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Last week I shared with you that me and my husband married at a very young age and went right into ministry. You don’t have to be in ministry very long to realize as a pastor’s wife you must become very “thick skinned.” This is no April’s Fool joke, it is reality! I would like to share some of our ministry journey with you today and pray it will encourage you to know that no matter what you are going…

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Will This Marriage Last?

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Being 18 and in love seems so young, and it was! But at 18 and 10 months of age, I married my best friend who was only 21 years of age at the time. Many said this marriage would never last, but here we are almost 42 years later and we are not only still happily married, but have enjoyed serving in ministry together our entire marriage. I surrendered to full-time ministry when I was 14 years of age while…

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What Does My Ministry Look Like?

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Do you ever find yourself asking the question, “What does my ministry look like?” Do you ever feel like you are a shadow in your husband’s ministry? Or do you ever feel you are not important or always overlooked? Do you feel you are always trying to please people? If you answered yes to any or all of those questions, you are not alone. We as pastors’ wives have a hard job. We can become so frustrated with all the…

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Lay Up Treasures in Heaven

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Society is always encouraging us to get more and save more because the more you have the happier you are. Yeah, right! Of course, as pastors’ wives, we know our treasures should be laid up in heaven. Now, I am not saying we shouldn’t use common sense and save; we should. But I also know how most pastoral families live from pay check to pay check and that is sometimes hard or almost impossible. But I want to share a…

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Generational Differences

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In ministry we have to deal with multi-generations and sometimes that is not easy. If we are dealing with a generation older or younger than ourselves, it can come with its challenges. But every generation has a need for relationships and we must remember that. A pastor’s wife friend of mine recently wrote a blog dealing with this and I would like to share it with you today. I spend time talking with people of all ages, and lately have…

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