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A Candid Response to the New Pastors’ Spouse Survey

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I recently came across an article by Mark Dance on Church Leaders on a research study to pastors’ spouses that I would like to share with you today. I know each pastor’s wife reading this can relate. When the new LifeWay Research study on pastors’ spouses came out last fall, I asked my wife Janet for feedback on the results since she has been a pastor’s wife for 30 years, and a pastor’s daughter her whole life. Janet also speaks to approximately 1,500…

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The Gift of Hospitality

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Today I would like to share a blog written by a fellow pastor’s wife on the topic of Hospitality. She addresses this with her 32 years of experience and in a very informative and gracious way. I pray it will be a blessing to you. I have been a PW for nearly 32 years and have learned some things that I wish I had known early. I don’t pretend to be an expert on ANYTHING. However, I hope I can…

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What Does Mother’s Day Mean to You?

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As we are approaching Mother’s Day, I asked a friend of mine who is also a pastor’s wife, to share her testimony of what Mother’s Day means to her. I know you will be blessed by her story no matter where you find yourself in life’s journey. Mother’s Day. A day filled with flowers, cards, candy gifts and giggling children, right? A day that so many celebrate with their own mother and truly cannot wait to be celebrated when you…

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Don’t Give Up

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I would like to share a blog from a couple years ago from Tracy McCarty on a subject that we as pastors’ wives probably try to do many times each year, and that is “Give Up.” But her blog is helping us learn “Not to Give Up.” I pray it will be a blessing to you as it was to me. In the words of Joan Rivers, “Can we talk?” I mean, can we really talk?  Being totally upfront about…

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Is Love a Feeling of Desire or an Emotion?

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I would like to share a blog from one of our pastors’ wives on a subject that is very fitting for February. “Is love a feeling of desire or an emotion?” Merriam Webster has a simple definition of love, as well as the full definition of love used as a noun and as a verb. While I usually place merit on their definitions, on this one they just didn’t get it right. Love is misunderstood more often than not. People…

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