Balance

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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Embracing Solitude: In His Sight (Part 2)

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Today Patti will be sharing part two on Embracing Solitude. In speaking with a ministry wife who had been recently widowed after decades of marriage and fruitful ministry with her husband, she revealed a very thoughtful perspective in just a few words. “I am learning to embrace the solitude.” In explaining further, she told me that she thoroughly enjoyed the big, busy, full and exciting life that she had shared with her husband and she had a lifetime of memories,…

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Embracing Solitude: Hiding in Plain Sight (Part 1)

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Today’s topic is one that each of us could write about. I have asked one of our pastors’ wives, Patti to share with you the next two weeks on this subject and I believe it will be a blessing to you. For the longest time I subconsciously rejected the fact that loneliness was a part of being a pastor’s wife. Despite the feelings of loneliness, my head said that it was silly and unnecessary to feel lonely. After all, look…

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But God

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Our God is such an awesome God! I want to share a testimony with you today from a pastor’s wife that I know will bless you and be a reminder of how awesome He is. Being in vocational ministry is a position like none other….and it’s not easy. Those of you that have been in ministry for longer than 2 seconds know that to be true. My husband and I are walking into our third year in full-time ministry this…

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Recovering My Identity

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As pastors’ wives, we don’t have to be in our unique role very long before we realize it is a tough role. Many times, we lose who we are and struggle with our own identity. I have asked a pastor’s wife friend of mine to share her journey with you today how she recovered her identity. When I was asked to contribute to this blog, I was both honored, and anxious. Then I found out that my topic was to…

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