Expectations

Silence is Golden

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By Christy “Silence is golden.” Well, not always. I am thinking of an older lady in our church. She was in her 90’s when we came here and just a couple months away from 100 when God called her home. Quiet, to herself, hardly no eye contact, Ms. Pauline. It makes me sad that I knew this lady better in the 4 or 5 years I was around her than people who knew her for 70-80 plus years. It saddens…

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An Open Letter to the Church

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What I want to share with you today is a very raw letter written by a pastor’s wife to the church. I know any pastor’s wife reading this could have written it, but I pray it will encourage you to know you aren’t alone and possibly it will be something you could share on social media since it’s written by someone else. I find it amazing that some people think we are living “the dream.” They think our life is…

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Looking Out from the Fishbowl

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The expectations put on pastors’ wives are many times very unrealistic, yet we still live under those expectations trying to please people, when in reality we need to be okay with speaking up for ourselves. I want to share a blog with you today written by one of our pastor’s wives here at CfP that I believe will bless you. No one likes to be watched with the expectations that they are being unfairly judged. Such is the case of…

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Why Your Pastor’s Wife Has Trust Issues

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By Katie Orr Several years ago while on a road trip, I got to connect with a dear friend for lunch. Over salad and sandwiches she made a statement that caught my attention: “Pastors’ wives have trust issues.” It wasn’t an accusation. Simply an observation from a wise woman who has had several close pastor’s wife friends. At the time I was taken aback. I thought to myself, “I am a pastor’s wife and I don’t have trust issues.” At…

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Leading During a Pandemic

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By Christy Watson I am a Pastor’s wife and an Admin for a Facebook page called The Confidante, a ministry of Care for Pastors. It has over 2,000 Pastors’ wives from all over the country and world. I am seeing firsthand how the ministry family is being affected by the COVID-19 and how they’re struggling to stay connected with their congregation and be there for everyone during this crisis, along with maintaining good family relationships at home. Here are some…

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