Resources for Pastors’ Wives

Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World

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By Christy Kirtlan Most everyone is familiar with author/pastor Max Lucado. He has written over 70 books over the last 25 years and has left an imprint on all of his readers. This 2017 book doesn’t disappoint. I chose this book, ironically, for a group Bible study in April of 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic was turning our world upside down. Obviously, God knew that this review of His word at that time would bring comfort and relieve anxiety in…

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Help! I’m Married to My Pastor

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By Patti Johnson People think they know…WE think we know…the life of being married to a pastor…the life of being married to “my” pastor. I am very comfortable with this thought and I try by best to carry it out… “If I don’t see my husband as my pastor as well as my husband, then just WHO is my pastor?” It has been well worth my time to reconcile this and to communicate it to other ministry wives like you…

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Forgiving What You Can’t Forget

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Life is full of hurts and disappointments. What do we do when someone hurts us so deeply, we think we will never be able to forgive them? How do we forgive what we can’t forget? I want to recommend a book that I think every pastor’s wife should have on her shelf, Forgiving What You Can’t Forget by Lysa Terkeurst. I found this book to be so insightful and helpful and would highly recommend it. I also did the Study…

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Love and Respect

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During the month of February we all think about “love” and some of us have a wonderful loving husband and some may have a husband that is allowing ministry to rob him of his love for his wife. And many times the church has become the other woman. We as pastors’ wives and our husbands think that we must put on this mask that everything is just fine in our marriage because after all, what would the church think if…

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New Morning Mercies

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A good friend of mine sent me a devotional book by Paul David Tripp last year that has been such a blessing to me, and I want to recommend it to you, it is “New Morning Mercies.” I feel like each day was written just for me and for the current day we are living in. I want to share a portion of one of the daily devotions here: “I wish I could say that I never look for life…

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