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Raising Your Children in the Fishbowl

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As pastoral families, we know we all live in the “Fishbowl.” It is hard and lonely at times, but as hard as it is for the pastor and spouse, it is even harder on the children. Life in the fishbowl for them is so complex and hard. Today I would like to share some suggestions from another pastor’s wife on “How to Raise Your Children in the Fishbowl?” What a BIG question!! Always remember and always commit to being your child’s…

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Not This Ministry

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I would like to share a blog from another pastor’s wife that I believe will be a blessing to you. We all have in our minds when we go into ministry of how it is going to be but what do we do when God sends us somewhere we don’t really want to go?  Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. Isaiah 6:8…

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Stop Worrying

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As we begin another week, I want us to talk about a topic that we are all guilty of and that is “worry.” As pastors’ wives sometimes we allow people to put unrealistic expectations on us and sometimes we put them on ourselves. And as a result, we worry about what people think of us,  worry about a storm our family is going through, worry that God isn’t going to take care of the situation or even try to take…

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A Candid Response to the New Pastors’ Spouse Survey

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I recently came across an article by Mark Dance on Church Leaders on a research study to pastors’ spouses that I would like to share with you today. I know each pastor’s wife reading this can relate. When the new LifeWay Research study on pastors’ spouses came out last fall, I asked my wife Janet for feedback on the results since she has been a pastor’s wife for 30 years, and a pastor’s daughter her whole life. Janet also speaks to approximately 1,500…

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The Typical Pastor’s Wife Is Dead

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As pastors’ wives, I believe we have all at some time in our ministry lives thought we should be “the typical pastor’s wife.” But to be totally honest with you, I never wanted to fit into that mold because I didn’t want to be a stick in the mud. LOL! Besides, the perfect or typical pastor’s wife is an urban legend. I recently ran across a blog by Lori Wilhite on churchleaders.com that addresses this subject that I believe will…

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