Expectations

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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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The Typical Pastor’s Wife Is Dead

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As pastors’ wives, I believe we have all at some time in our ministry lives thought we should be “the typical pastor’s wife.” But to be totally honest with you, I never wanted to fit into that mold because I didn’t want to be a stick in the mud. LOL! Besides, the perfect or typical pastor’s wife is an urban legend. I recently ran across a blog by Lori Wilhite on churchleaders.com that addresses this subject that I believe will…

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Kiss of Betrayal

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I would like to share a blog from Just Between Us by Shelly Esser on a subject that I believe all of us can relate to either on a personal level or we know of a pastoral family that has experience the betrayal. Unfortunately we don’t have to be in ministry long until we experience this very painful thing called “betrayal.” Whether it be from a church member or a staff member, it is a deep pain that we must…

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Six Ways Ministry Spouses Get Hurt

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I want to share a Thom Rainer blog with you today and by the title you are probably asking, “Only Six Ways Ministry Spouses Get Hurt?” We could all list a dozen more ways we are hurt as pastors’ wives but I know you can relate to this blog with what are probably the top six ways we get hurt. “Hey, I’m not on the church payroll. Go complain to someone else!” The moment the words left his mouth, he…

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Am I My Husband’s Biggest Cheerleader?

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This blog tugged at so many heart strings a couple of years ago, I decided to use it again this year. As we begin a new year, I want to encourage you to start the year out by being your husband’s biggest cheerleader. Who is your husband’s biggest cheerleader in ministry? I’ll tell you who: you are his biggest cheerleader, or at least you should be, and if you aren’t then shame on you. Your husband can hear from a…

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