Resources for Pastors’ Wives

Disciplines of the Beautiful Woman

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By Patti Johnson I find myself sometimes between two worlds. This, the modern, contemporary, cutting edge, tech-savvy and forward-thinking world. The other, a quieter, simpler, slower, old school, consistent, and contented in the moment world. While neither holds all of the answers nor all of the problems, it is not by chance that a book, a classic, has once again found its way on my nightstand. Written in 1977 by Anne Ortlund, a wife, a mom, a composer, a writer,…

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Lies Women Believe

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Why is it that we as humans would rather believe a lie than the truth? Our sinful nature is something we must fight on a daily basis. I recently purchased a book and study guide that I believe every Christian woman should have on her shelf especially we as pastors’ wives: Lies Women Believe by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. Here is a description of what you will find in this book: The truth may not change your circumstances, but it will…

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Boundaries

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“You can have it all, do it all, be it all. Just not all at the same time!” That is the best vaccine against getting yourself jumbled up into the life of unhealthy boundaries and end up spending your life spinning out of control on the whims of demands – demands that are self-imposed, come from others or come from culture and society. I had our second child right at the beginning of the 1990’s, the time when “Super Mom”…

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The Minister’s Wife

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By Patti Johnson My eyes, mind and heart are always drawn to a book that may tell me what exactly it is I am supposed to be as a pastor’s wife…always!! One such book ended up on my bookshelf to read.  With anticipation I picked up the book to begin reading searching to find a kindred heart, to find some answers from someone walking the same path, to find a grid, a list, an instruction manual to do this role…

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It’s Okay Not to Be Okay

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I’m sure I am not the only pastor’s wife that says, “I’m Okay,” when I’m really not okay. We think we have to be okay all the time and can get so caught up in wearing a mask when in reality we need to realize it is okay not to be okay. One of my favorite speakers and authors is Shelia Walsh. In her book It’s Okay Not to Be Okay I found great comfort and freedom in realizing that…

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