Expectations

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

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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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Whispers in the Waiting

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Mother’s Day is coming up and while it is a joyful time for most, it can be a painful time for others. I would like to share a blog with you today from a pastor’s wife that I believe will be a blessing to you. Another negative pregnancy test. After two and a half years of hoping and praying for a precious baby, I have lost count of how many tests I have taken. Sometimes I irrationally wonder to myself…

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What If?

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I am sure we all have a list of “what if’s” that we have asked through the years just as wives but especially as a pastor’s wife. What if my husband get fired? What if the people don’t like me? And on and on we go with our list of “what if’s.” I love the honesty and transparency of my friend, Christy. Enjoy as she shares her heart. I have had thousands, maybe millions of what if’s. Some like: What…

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