Ministry Matters, Pastor's Wife, Pastors' Wives, Relationships

Ministry Matters: 2 Things People Pleasing Will Do For You

She sat across from me with a list in her hand- a list of infractions from her point of view. A list she had obviously been compiling for quite a while. During the course of that {very long} meeting, I heard, among other things, “You’re a pastor’s wife; you should be doing (this), (this), and… Read More Ministry Matters: 2 Things People Pleasing Will Do For You

Ministry Matters, Pastors' Wives

Ministry Matters: On Searching and Being Searched

The process of being searched is generally not one that we anticipate with delight. It’s inconvenient, time consuming, and frankly- it makes us uncomfortably vulnerable. Our family is somewhat used to being searched due to living in another country for so long. Every time we rolled up to the border, we knew there was the potential… Read More Ministry Matters: On Searching and Being Searched

Hope For Pastors' Wives, Ladies Ministry, Ministry Matters, Pastors' Wives

Ministry Matters: Why You Need to Cultivate A Holy Discontent

“Not that I speak in respect of want; for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” Philippians 4:11 This verse was among the first I ever memorized as a young child. Interestingly, the name Leah means “contentment.” The alternate meaning is wild cow. But I digress. We’ll take the contentment meaning. My dad,… Read More Ministry Matters: Why You Need to Cultivate A Holy Discontent

Gospel Centered Ministry, Pastors' Wives

The Marriage of Ministry: On Being A Committed Pastor’s Wife

Eleven years ago on a sultry May day, I said “I do” to the man God had brought into my life. I knew I was marrying a pastor. And even though I didn’t fully know what I was getting into, I had received enough ministry training to know that I was signing up for a… Read More The Marriage of Ministry: On Being A Committed Pastor’s Wife

Build Relationships, Energize Your Ministry, Every Pastor Needs a Sabbatical, Ladies Ministry, Pastors' Wives, Relationships

Ministry Matters: 6 Ways To Become A Better Listener

One would think that the art of listening is a ‘given’ with pastors’ wives. I mean, we spend SO much time listening to people- we listen to our husbands preach, we listen to the elderly tell of their physical ailments along with stories of yesterday and yesteryear. We listen to complaints and accusations. And sometimes… Read More Ministry Matters: 6 Ways To Become A Better Listener