Loneliness

Inside the Secret Thoughts of Your Pastor’s Wife

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I know you are probably like me, and you would like to tell your church member so many things but we can’t because we are the pastor’s wife. I believe this blog written by Katie Orr will be a blessing to you. I’ve been a pastor’s wife now for over a decade. It is a beautiful privilege and heavy responsibility. It is a role that comes with many joys and sorrows, benefits and sacrifices, unexpected gifts and unstated expectations from…

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Embracing Solitude: In His Sight (Part 2)

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Today Patti will be sharing part two on Embracing Solitude. In speaking with a ministry wife who had been recently widowed after decades of marriage and fruitful ministry with her husband, she revealed a very thoughtful perspective in just a few words. “I am learning to embrace the solitude.” In explaining further, she told me that she thoroughly enjoyed the big, busy, full and exciting life that she had shared with her husband and she had a lifetime of memories,…

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Embracing Solitude: Hiding in Plain Sight (Part 1)

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Today’s topic is one that each of us could write about. I have asked one of our pastors’ wives, Patti to share with you the next two weeks on this subject and I believe it will be a blessing to you. For the longest time I subconsciously rejected the fact that loneliness was a part of being a pastor’s wife. Despite the feelings of loneliness, my head said that it was silly and unnecessary to feel lonely. After all, look…

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For When You Want to Give in to Loneliness

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One of the many hard parts of being a pastor’s wife is dealing with loneliness. We can be surrounded by people all the time and still struggle deeply with loneliness. Many times church members don’t invite us to events for whatever reason. I once had a pastor’s wife tell me she got “uninvited” to a birthday party. This blew my mind. How do you get “uninvited” to a party? What the member told this pastor’s wife was, “I didn’t mean…

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We “Beelong” Together (Part 2)

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I would like to share another testimony from our Confidante Retreat in hopes it will encourage you to attend next year. We will be sending out information on dates and location soon. “My first experience with Care for Pastors and, specifically, the Confidante Retreat was this last September 2019. I went into the weekend with the only expectation of resting for a few hours each day in my hotel room and getting a “word” from our organized time together. I…

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