Expectations

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The Most Vulnerable Person in the Church

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As pastors’ wives we know how vulnerable our position makes us and how we have to take things in stride. A pastor’s wife recently shared a Facebook post with me from another pastor’s wife and I believe it is worth sharing. I know as you read it, you can totally relate. “No one in the church family is more vulnerable than the pastor’s wife. She is the key figure in the life of the pastor and plays the biggest role…

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Why Does Paul Say Husbands Should Love Their Wives?

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I recently read the following article entitled, “Why Does Paul Say Husbands Should Love Their Wives?” We deal with many pastoral couples where the husband has fallen short in this area because of being married to the church. I hope this will be something you can share with your husband and he will allow the scripture and truth to fill his heart, whether he struggles in this area or not. May it be a great reminder of Christ’s instructions for…

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9 Reasons Pastors’ Kids Stray

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As we continue our theme on PK’s this month, I would like to share an article by Chuck Lawless at Church Leaders on “9 Reasons Pastor’s Kids Stray.” Over my 20 years of teaching, I’ve talked with a lot of “PKs” who struggled at some point in their Christian walk. When I’ve asked them why they think they struggled, here are some of the reasons they’ve told me: They’re weren’t (and aren’t) perfect. Everybody knows that truth, but some church folks…

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Seven Things We Learned from Pastors’ Kids

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I would like to share a blog from Thom Rainer with you today that I know you could add to his list of 7 things learned from PK’s. As we press into offering more for PK’s, it is our heart’s desire to see them remain healthy and keep a Biblical perspective of the Church, because Christ loves the Church and died for the Church. It was not the response to a blog post I expected. Back in June of 2013, I…

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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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