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What Is Required of Me: What God Says (Part 1)

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By Patti Johnson If you Google “What does a pastor’s wife do?” You get 114,000,000 results in 0.65 seconds. Ask “What does it mean to serve in ministry?” You get 327,000,000 results in 0.76 seconds. Do you have that much time to read all of those results? I sure don’t. Especially in this time as we all try to determine how we fit into this “new normal” that is coming upon us, we need an anchor of confidence and surety as we…

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Leading During a Pandemic

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By Christy Watson I am a Pastor’s wife and an Admin for a Facebook page called The Confidante, a ministry of Care for Pastors. It has over 2,000 Pastors’ wives from all over the country and world. I am seeing firsthand how the ministry family is being affected by the COVID-19 and how they’re struggling to stay connected with their congregation and be there for everyone during this crisis, along with maintaining good family relationships at home. Here are some…

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Love My People

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I want to share a blog from a pastor’s wife that I believe everyone reading it can relate. If you’re in a church you don’t love, hang in there. Pray like crazy, then pray some more. Ask God to change your heart. Ask God to give you eyes to see what HE sees. Years ago, at our second church, I was miserable. I felt like I had been picked up and moved to a foreign country against my will. I…

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How to Support Your Spouse Experiencing Anxiety

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Our role as a pastor’s wife can have many challenges. One of those challenges can be dealing with anxiety, whether it is ourselves or our spouse. I would like to share a blog with you today by Kandi Gallaty that is a great resource to help us know how to support a spouse dealing with anxiety. I will never forget that night at the mall. My husband, Robby, and I had just finished dinner and were headed shopping to look…

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The Raw Lament of a PK

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Every pastoral family has stress and life issues like any other family. However, ministry puts a whole different level of stress on the family as a whole. We recently helped a PK (pastor’s kid) through a difficult time and as she was healing, she wrote a “raw lament” in a small group she was attending and has given us permission to share it. Church growing up for me was never really about my spiritual life, it was always about my…

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