I Don’t Measure Up

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How many times have we as pastors’ wives felt like we don’t measure up? Whether we feel we don’t measure up to others’ expectations or even our own, it can be an ongoing battle in our minds. I want to share a blog from a pastor’s wife that I believe will bless you on this topic. I look at some pastors’ wives and think, it must be nice to have it altogether. It must be nice to be such a…

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Five Truths About Discipleship That Make an Impact

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2 Timothy 2:1-2 – You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. I just attended a coaching workshop with 20 other pastors at the Ridge Baptist Association. I was reminded just how important it is to invest our lives in others. As a pastor, part of my responsibility is…

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Betrayed But Not Forsaken (Part 3)

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Today will conclude our time with Angelique’s story and I pray it has been a blessing to you as a reminder that when we may feel all alone, God never forsakes us. Although my husband refused to take my calls, he was still communicating with me via text messages and emails. He advised that he would no longer be looking for jobs in California and that he would not be taking a sabbatical. He told me that if I wanted…

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Betrayed But Not Forsaken (Part 2)

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Last week I began sharing a story with you of a pastor’s wife whose marriage ended in divorce. If you missed last week’s email/blog, please go on our website and read the beginning of this journey. We will share it in three parts and I believe it will minister to you no matter where you are in your marriage. For a long time, I brushed off his bad behavior by telling myself he was suffering from depression from all he’d…

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Preaching From the Shadows: Bring Depression into the Light, not the Spotlight

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By Dave Barringer If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a hundred times. From face-to-face to messages sent to me. “Stop giving your depression power by admitting you have it. The more you talk about it, the more power it has over you.” As a pastor of a larger congregation, I recognize the gravity of my influence. With my title, my church, and my social media following, whether I like it or not, people put “weight” to my opinions….

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