Rodetta Cook

The Hurts and Struggles of a Pastor’s Wife

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I want to share a blog written by one of our pastors’ wives here at CfP and pray it will bless you. I know a pastor’s wife who went “all in.” She told God, “No matter what you ask me to do, I’ll do it. No matter where you ask me to go, I’ll go.” Her joyful, willing obedience was tested, and she did not pass the test. Guilt and regret set in and her prayers changed. She changed. She…

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Love and Respect

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During the month of February we all think about “love” and some of us have a wonderful loving husband and some may have a husband that is allowing ministry to rob him of his love for his wife. And many times the church has become the other woman. We as pastors’ wives and our husbands think that we must put on this mask that everything is just fine in our marriage because after all, what would the church think if…

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Raising Children in Ministry…Not for the Faint of Heart

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I want to share a blog by one of our pastor’s wives who is a team member of The Confidante on a topic that hits home for many pastoral families and that is raising children in ministry and keeping balance. When you have a baby, feeling her growing inside, you feel closer to the Lord than ever because you will eventually hold His creation in your arms. You and your husband have dreams of what that child will become as…

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Being Okay With Saying “No”

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By Patti Johnson We are so often put in the position to give an answer to the question “Will you do …?” Often we say “Yes” and then everything in us is screaming that we should have said “No.” So how do we maneuver this minefield? Here are 5 practical practices that may help. I discovered them while nurturing my retail career steeped in customer service as well as in ministry, both as a lay leader and as the wife…

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Stop Wishing You Could Rush Through the Season You’re In

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I would like to share a blog with you today written by a friend who is a pastor’s wife, and she has a lot of wisdom to share with us. Her blogs can be found on I recently did a ladies Bible study at my church called, “Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God Speaks.” It is the new revised version of a study Priscilla Shirer created years ago. I did the original version when it…

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