Expectations

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Understanding Your Pastor’s Wife

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Life as a pastor’s wife can be tough. It can be lonely, stressful, unnoticed, unappreciated and the list could go on and on. Yet it is a calling that I cherish. I would like to share a blog written by a pastor’s wife, Becky Dietz, that I know will bless you on your journey. I would like to discuss your pastor’s wife here and maybe give you a rare look into her life. You may not know what she is…

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The Missing Piece

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I had shared some blogs from a pastor’s wife sharing her husband’s struggle with depression and the heartbreaking end of him taking his life. I know those blogs were a blessing to many and now I want to share another one from her on “The Missing Piece.” My husband Eric had a tattoo that covered most of his right forearm. It said זמן לחפש את הלורד which means “Time to seek the Lord” in Hebrew. The tattoo was an intricate…

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Developing a Thick Skin While Keeping a Soft Heart

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Last week I shared with you that me and my husband married at a very young age and went right into ministry. You don’t have to be in ministry very long to realize as a pastor’s wife you must become very “thick skinned.” This is no April’s Fool joke, it is reality! I would like to share some of our ministry journey with you today and pray it will encourage you to know that no matter what you are going…

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Will This Marriage Last?

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Being 18 and in love seems so young, and it was! But at 18 and 10 months of age, I married my best friend who was only 21 years of age at the time. Many said this marriage would never last, but here we are almost 42 years later and we are not only still happily married, but have enjoyed serving in ministry together our entire marriage. I surrendered to full-time ministry when I was 14 years of age while…

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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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