Loneliness

The Hurts and Struggles of a Pastor’s Wife

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I want to share a blog written by one of our pastors’ wives here at CfP and pray it will bless you. I know a pastor’s wife who went “all in.” She told God, “No matter what you ask me to do, I’ll do it. No matter where you ask me to go, I’ll go.” Her joyful, willing obedience was tested, and she did not pass the test. Guilt and regret set in and her prayers changed. She changed. She…

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Being Okay With Saying “No”

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By Patti Johnson We are so often put in the position to give an answer to the question “Will you do …?” Often we say “Yes” and then everything in us is screaming that we should have said “No.” So how do we maneuver this minefield? Here are 5 practical practices that may help. I discovered them while nurturing my retail career steeped in customer service as well as in ministry, both as a lay leader and as the wife…

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Silence is Golden

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By Christy “Silence is golden.” Well, not always. I am thinking of an older lady in our church. She was in her 90’s when we came here and just a couple months away from 100 when God called her home. Quiet, to herself, hardly no eye contact, Ms. Pauline. It makes me sad that I knew this lady better in the 4 or 5 years I was around her than people who knew her for 70-80 plus years. It saddens…

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An Open Letter to the Church

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What I want to share with you today is a very raw letter written by a pastor’s wife to the church. I know any pastor’s wife reading this could have written it, but I pray it will encourage you to know you aren’t alone and possibly it will be something you could share on social media since it’s written by someone else. I find it amazing that some people think we are living “the dream.” They think our life is…

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Better Together

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We recently had our 4th Confidante Retreat this year titled “Better Together.” I would like to share a testimony from one of the wives who attended for the first time. I am a newbie to this Pastor’s Wife thing. We recently celebrated our first year.  As if simply becoming a PW wasn’t fearful and intimidating enough, along comes 2020. When I saw the advertisement for the “Better Together” Retreat, I thought it would be an experience to help me meet…

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