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Why a Pastoral Sabbatical is Important

Posted by on February 21, 2022 in Pastor's wife | Comments Off on Why a Pastoral Sabbatical is Important

When Dave was a youth pastor in Indiana, our then senior pastor went on a sabbatical. He did all of the work necessary to pursue a grant and had the support of our church family. I watched all of this and saw the benefits to it. Our pastor had served faithfully for years and years and the sabbatical was meant […]

Twenty Lessons Learned in Twenty Years of Marriage

One of my favorite parts of being married to a pastor is the opportunity to do pre-marital counseling for young couples preparing to spend the rest of their lives together. I love it, because it gives my husband and I the chance to share how God has been faithful in our marriage and it forces us to evaluate our own […]

Reciprocity in Relationships and Lopsided Ministry

Posted by on October 25, 2017 in Pastor's wife | Comments Off on Reciprocity in Relationships and Lopsided Ministry

The best relationships are a bit like a see-saw on a playground. They are reciprocal; returning love for kindness shown, empathizing in times of trouble, and carrying each other’s burdens. At times, one friend might be stronger than the other and that strength will be shared in order to help their friend. But this will often flip-flop and the weaker […]

Miscarriage and Ministry

One of my most difficult days in ministry was when my husband preached soon after I miscarried our first baby. He was a youth pastor at the time and we had only been married for three years. At that point in our lives, he didn’t preach very often, but God had already preordained that time and that day. And so, […]

Work Hard

Posted by on October 14, 2017 in Pastor's wife | Comments Off on Work Hard

We had a work day at church today, and as we arrived there were many cars in the parking lot. It made me smile. Several years ago, while we were serving in a different ministry, a church work day was planned by the leadership. As the day approached, my husband found out that the leaders in charge of the day […]