How has your wife helped you to be a better pastor?

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  1. annsni

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    May 30, 2006
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    I'd love to hear a pastor's perspective of how his wife can/has/should help him to be a better pastor. :)
  2. padredurand

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    Oct 25, 2004
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    Put on a pot of tea and we can discuss this for hours.

    1. She was custom made for me:
    Then the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him."
    Genesis 2:18 NAS77

    2. She is a Proverbs 31 woman:
    Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her, saying: "Many daughters have done nobly, But you excel them all." Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her the product of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.
    Proverbs 31:28-31 NAS77

    3. She is the crown of this king of his castle:
    An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is as rottenness in his bones.
    Proverbs 12:4 NAS77

    She is everything I am not: serious, intelligent, gifted. For 32 years she has strengthened my weaknesses, tempered my failures, prayed without ceasing for the kids and I, wiped my tears.....

    (Tevye) "Golde I'm asking you a question..." Do you love me?

    (Golde) You're a fool

    (Tevye) "I know..." But do you love me?

    (Golde) Do I love you?
    For twenty-five years I've washed your clothes
    Cooked your meals, cleaned your house
    Given you children, milked the cow
    After twenty-five years, why talk about love right now?

    (Tevye) Golde, The first time I met you
    Was on our wedding day
    I was scared

    (Golde) I was shy

    (Tevye) I was nervous

    (Golde) So was I

    (Tevye) But my father and my mother
    Said we'd learn to love each other
    And now I'm asking, Golde
    Do you love me?

    (Golde) I'm your wife

    (Tevye) "I know..." But do you love me?

    (Golde) Do I love him?
    For twenty-five years I've lived with him
    Fought him, starved with him
    Twenty-five years my bed is his
    If that's not love, what is?

    (Tevye) Then you love me?

    (Golde) I suppose I do

    (Tevye) And I suppose I love you too

    (Both) It doesn't change a thing
    But even so
    After twenty-five years
    It's nice to know


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