Inside the Secret Thoughts of Your Pastor’s Wife

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I know you are probably like me, and you would like to tell your church member so many things but we can’t because we are the pastor’s wife. I believe this blog written by Katie Orr will be a blessing to you. I’ve been a pastor’s wife now for over a decade. It is a beautiful privilege and heavy responsibility. It is a role that comes with many joys and sorrows, benefits and sacrifices, unexpected gifts and unstated expectations from…

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Facing Anxiety in a Fear Based Society

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By Krissie Garland I received a phone call the other day… This is never a good way to start a conversation when you’re in the ministry. Growing up a pastor’s kid and being a pastor’s wife for so many years, phone calls immediately gave me anxiety. They continue to make my heart stop a beat, to this day. A respected friend tagged it “PTMSD” Post Traumatic Ministry Stress Disorder. Many of you who are reading this can relate to this…

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10 Valuable Things I Learned About Church Conflict

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Pastors are not immune to church conflict. In fact, I would say we are “immunocompromised” when it comes to church conflict. You don’t have to be in ministry very long before you will experience some kind of disagreement, disunity, conflict of visions, personality disorders, or downright wickedness. Here are some things I learned about church conflict while serving as a pastor: Conflict is inevitable. It’s just a matter of time before something comes up and you find yourself in direct…

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How to Heal from Church Hurt

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Ministry is not for sissies! I would dare say any pastor or spouse who have been in ministry any length of time has been hurt by people in the church. I would like to share a blog written by Whitney Capps that I believe will be a blessing to you. “How to heal from church hurt.” Even the title seems a bit “churchy,” doesn’t it? As if the wounds we’ve experienced from people who say they love Jesus can be…

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It’s Not Up to You

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By Darryl Dash “You’re just the kind of pastor this church needs,” we hear. “With your gifts I can’t see how this church won’t double in the next few years.” As pastors, we love to hear this. Our gifts will make the difference. We have what it takes. Our personality, our leadership abilities will make a difference. The most effective lies contain some truth. God chooses to use people, and God seems to use some pastors in more visible ways than others….

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