Resources for Pastors’ Wives

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Sacred Privilege

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I have looked for many years for a book written by a pastor’s wife and I finally found one that I highly recommend as a tremendous resource from the heart of a pastor’s wife. It doesn’t matter if our church is a church of 50 or thousands, we all deal with the same issues as pastors’ wives. It can be a very lonely life and frustrating at times, but it is encouraging to know we aren’t alone and in this…

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A New Kind of Normal

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What does a new kind of normal look like? That was the question I asked myself one year ago on February 25, 2017 when we received an unexpected call that my youngest sister, and mom of three, had suddenly passed away. Now what? How do we go on? How do we comfort our 86 year-old Mom who has now lost her oldest son and youngest daughter to a sudden death 7 years apart? This is not how life is supposed…

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Courage for the Unknown Season

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We have all had unknown seasons in our Christian walk and I’m sure we could all write a book on those unknown seasons and how we dealt with them or what we learned. I was made aware of the book Courage for the Unknown Season at a Conference I attended last fall and because 2017 had been a tough year for me with some unexpected deaths in my family, I felt this book would be good for me. And it…

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Wounded by God’s People

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One of my “go to” books in ministry is Wounded by God’s People by Anne Graham Lotz. We don’t have to be in ministry very long until we are hurt by someone and it hurts deeply when it is a church member. The reason it hurts deeply is because all we have done is love them, laugh with them, cry with them and serve them. What do we do with that hurt? We must deal with it or it will…

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Take Your Life Back

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I was recently made aware of a book that I have started reading and feel it is one that we all should have on our shelves because I believe it applies to every human being, whether you are in ministry or not. But I especially feel like it is something we as pastors’ wives need because we definitely let people define us. Here is a brief description of the book: “I want to have better relationships . . . but…

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