Expectations

Are Pastors Perfect?

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Life as a pastoral family has so many stressors. One of those stresses is the unrealistic expectations people put on us. Our Administrative Assistant, Christy, recently wrote a blog about this that I want to share with you today. I stopped and talked to a neighbor yesterday and he asked me where I worked and what I did. I told him about Care for Pastors and what we do, which is offer counseling to pastors, their spouses and children. His…

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I Don’t Measure Up

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How many times have we as pastors’ wives felt like we don’t measure up? Whether we feel we don’t measure up to others’ expectations or even our own, it can be an ongoing battle in our minds. I want to share a blog from a pastor’s wife that I believe will bless you on this topic. I look at some pastors’ wives and think, it must be nice to have it altogether. It must be nice to be such a…

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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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