Loneliness

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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We “Beelong” Together (Part 1)

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We had our 3rd Confidante Retreat September 20-22 and it was a wonderful time with 22 pastors’ wives from 6 different states and 7 different denominations. Our purpose in the retreats is to keep them small so the wives can connect. What we hear the most from the wives is dealing with loneliness and how a relationship with another pastor’s wife would help in their ministry journey. I would like to share a testimony from one of the wives that…

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Sackcloth and Ashes: Processing Grief

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Grief is a part of life that we all deal with. Many of us deal with it more often and maybe tragically at times. I have shared Eric’s Story with you as his wife, Krissie, has been healing the tragic death of his suicide. She is determined to get Eric’s Story to as many people as possible in hopes of changing Christian society of the stigma that comes with mental health, especially when it comes to pastors. Another goal she…

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Ten Ways to Pray for Your Pastor’s Wife

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There is little doubt that the role of the pastor’s wife is one of the most difficult positions on the planet. It can be lonely, heart-breaking, confusing, frustrating, and downright discouraging. At Care for Pastors, we understand the unique challenges that are faced by the pastor and his family. Here are some suggestions on how you might pray for your pastor’s wife: Pray for her spiritual protection. There is real spiritual warfare surrounding the pastor and his family. If the…

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