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Ministry Wives Mini Manifesto

Seeking Friendship {Ministry Wives Edition}

Seeking Friendship {Ministry Wives Edition}

For the next few posts I’ll be answering a few ministry related questions I’ve received over the last few months. Hopefully, by reading someone else’s perspective, it’ll help you make sense of your situation. I know every ministry situation is different and has its own […]

Unfair Ministry: Ministry Wives Edition

Unfair Ministry: Ministry Wives Edition

Last week I wrote about hard times in ministry. I received more email about totally ridiculous stuff that goes on in ministry, much of it unfair, and it’s horrible and hurtful and my heart goes out to you. A also received several inboxes saying that […]

Hard Times: Ministry Wives Edition

Hard Times: Ministry Wives Edition

I’m sitting by my Christmas tree and the baby is napping and I want to take a few quick minutes to jot down a few encouraging words of perseverance for my fellow sisters in ministry who are hurting right now. This week has been rough, […]

Words of Wisdom from a Young MW

Words of Wisdom from a Young MW

Yesterday I enjoyed a visit with a sweet friend, Emily. Her husband is an evangelist for a National Hoops ministry team and is the grandson of Del and Kay Washer, who wrote this autobiography, One Candle to Burn about their life as missionaries in Africa (fascinating […]

Fear, Faith and Following {Ministry Wives Monday Guest Post}

Fear, Faith and Following {Ministry Wives Monday Guest Post}

I’m so excited to have a guest post submitted by a missionary wife and friend, Michelle. Michelle has served as an assistant pastor’s wife and is currently serving overseas with her husband on the mission field.  They have three children, ages 8, 7, and 3, […]

What Do You Do When It’s the “Worst of Times”? {Ministry Wives Monday}

What Do You Do When It’s the “Worst of Times”? {Ministry Wives Monday}

Today, my friend Charity is guest posting for us. Charity and I met years ago at a youth workers conference we attended with our husbands. I recall sitting in a circle during a youth pastors’ wives open forum, and listening to some of the other […]

3 Common Struggles Ministry Wives face.

3 Common Struggles Ministry Wives face.

Today I want to share three common struggles for ministry women (MW). Surviving rather than thriving: MWs are normal people and just like everyone else, we have our ups and downs. People expect us to be “up” and therefore, when we have our “downs” people […]