Family Life

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4 Guaranteed Ways to Improve Your Communication

Posted by | Family Life, For Pastors, Ministry Life, Personal Life | One Comment

“What we have here is a failure to communicate!” You might remember this famous line from the Paul Newman movie, Cool Hand Luke One of the more serious problems we face in pastoral ministry is the breakdown of communication. It can happen in a congregation, a small group, a business meeting, and in staff meetings. Yes, communication breakdowns can even bleed over into family relationships, husbands and wives, parents and children. Here four guaranteed ways to improve your communication with…

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Husbands Love Your Wives by Affirming Them Publicly

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By Josh Weidmann The Bible makes it clear: Husbands, Love Your Wives So on Sunday, I took a pause from preaching to love my wife publicly. In front of our whole church, I chose to publicly affirm my wife. I rarely use the pulpit to make personal announcements. I believe that when I am on stage to preach God’s Word, I need to do just that and make it as little about me as possible. However, there are those moments in my life and…

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Ten Ways to Pray for Your Pastor’s Wife

Posted by | Balance, Expectations, Family, Family Life, For Pastors, Identity, Loneliness, Pastors' Wives, Spiritual Walk | 5 Comments

There is little doubt that the role of the pastor’s wife is one of the most difficult positions on the planet. It can be lonely, heart-breaking, confusing, frustrating, and downright discouraging. At Care for Pastors, we understand the unique challenges that are faced by the pastor and his family. Here are some suggestions on how you might pray for your pastor’s wife: Pray for her spiritual protection. There is real spiritual warfare surrounding the pastor and his family. If the…

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Top 4 Questions About Pastors’ Kids

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By Mark Dance On March 9, 2016, an off-duty Jacksonville, FL sheriff’s detective was taking his 14- year-old son to school when he decided to pull over a white Cadillac after seeing it driving erratically. Kevin Rojas had just threatened his girlfriend with a gun and fired shots in their house before taking off in his car. Rojas immediately opened fire, hitting the detective in the head, upper body and hand. The detective returned fire, but missed. Meanwhile, the detective’s…

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10 Questions for Pastors to Ask Their Family

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By Chuck Lawless Pastors, want to have an honest conversation with your family? Consider using these questions if you’re willing to take a risk: What have I done well as a husband and father? I know I’m not perfect, and I do want to make sure I at least keep doing whatever I do well. Does my love for you as my wife reflect the way I say Jesus loves the church? I preach about Christ’s love for us, but do I…

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