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Growing up as a PK

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As we continue to dedicate August to PK’s, I want to share one pastor’s wife’s journey growing up as a PK and pray it will bless you. When I think back on my childhood as a PK, the first thoughts that come to mind are the perks. My dad was the pastor of a tight-knit church of less than 100. The song leader was my uncle and my grandpa was an elder. My mom was the church secretary and created…

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Seven Things We Learned from Pastors’ Kids

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I would like to share a blog from Thom Rainer with you today that I know you could add to his list of 7 things learned from PK’s. As we press into offering more for PK’s, it is our heart’s desire to see them remain healthy and keep a Biblical perspective of the Church, because Christ loves the Church and died for the Church. It was not the response to a blog post I expected. Back in June of 2013, I…

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Raising Your Children in the Fishbowl

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As pastoral families, we know we all live in the “Fishbowl.” It is hard and lonely at times, but as hard as it is for the pastor and spouse, it is even harder on the children. Life in the fishbowl for them is so complex and hard. Today I would like to share some suggestions from another pastor’s wife on “How to Raise Your Children in the Fishbowl?” What a BIG question!! Always remember and always commit to being your child’s…

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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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