Pastor's wives

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  1. trainbrainmommy

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    So thankful for our pastor's wife. She is a joyful woman who truly loves her husband, children, church, etc. It is rare that she isn't smiling.

    So blessed to be in a church where the pastor's wife participates. Not always the case, you know.

    Give a praise for your pastor's wife! :godisgood:
     
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    I appreciate my wife!

    Here is an article, that every congregation needs to read...
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15894449/site/newsweek/

    And remember folks, you hired the pastor... not the wife.

    So many think you can get 2 for the price of one.
    I thank God, He sent me to a church that appreciates my wife.
     
  3. Brother Bob

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    I appreciate mine too Tim; We were baptized together hand in hand 34 years ago. There was another couple baptized the same way that day and we always had that in common with each other. The other couple both are dead now and I preached both their funerals. Life is ironic isn't it?
    My wife now has cancer in the 1st stage. She has had it now for several months and we will find out in May if it is dormant or getting worse. I have asked her to go to another hospital for a second opinion and she has agreed. Don't know what I would do without her.
     
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  4. Scarlett O.

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    Brother Bob, I am going to be praying "up a storm" (as we say it here) for your wife's good health and healing.
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    I also believe that you hire the pastor and not his wife. But on the flip side of that coin, a pastor's wife is not a hood ornament.
     
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    A Pastor's wife is just like everyone else. She has gifts that she is equipped with that she uses just like every Christian should.
    I think God equips a PW with certain gifts and talents that enhance her husband's ministry.

    A Pastor is not Superman.
    And a Pastor's wife is not Wonderwoman. (although, I think mine is :thumbs: )

    Scarlett when you mentioned hood ornament, for some reason I automatically thought of the woman on the Christian TV station with the pepto bismol colored hair... and another one by the name of Victoria! :laugh:
     
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    I just think it's cool that your wife has an invisible jet plane.:thumbs:

    But how does she find it? :confused: :laugh:
     
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    That ain't nothin' TT!!

    My "Love Affair" with the Pastor's wife has been ongoing for over 18 years!!!:thumbs: :thumbs:

    Blackbird----whos wife is pretty:thumbs: and pretty understandable at times!!!:laugh:
     
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    Everyone should be saying those things about and to their pastor's wife.


    At one of the churches we attended people pitched in so that the pastor never had to mow his lawn or take care of his yard. That was quite a positive testimony to his neighbors.
     
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    I so appreciate our pastor's wife! She is an awesome example of what a supportive wife and mother ought to be! With 7 children she is kept very busy. She's also a testament to me of how a pastor's wife is first and foremost her husband's wife and her children's mother. In fact, our pastor's wife isn't in charge of any ministry in our church at all, so she is sort of "just one of us", ya know?

    Ive seen other pastor's wives who go a different direction, and its just neat to see how each lady needs to find her own niche in her own church and concentrate on the areas where she is most needed and where God leads her as an individual.
     
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    My mother-in-law is a pastor's wife and is always seems to be over worked, overstressed and under-appreciated.

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    Thank you very much Scarlett, for praying for my wife. I strongly believe in prayer and if its the Lord's will in May, all will be ok. If not, we will just have to take it one day at a time.
     
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    A friend was doing her dissertation for a PhD in marriage and family counseling on the subject of pastors wives and their levels of (dis)satisfaction. Her findings were very interesting. The majority of wives in her focus group were unhappy and felt unappreciated, but they kept that to themselves as much as possible.

    Theres a lot of pressure on a pastor's wife, but its a wonderful life and I love being one.
     
  13. PeterM

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    Every pastor's wife should be taken as they are as there is no single "mold" that they should ultimately conform to. Some are stay at home moms, while others have careers. Some are gregarious while others are more introverted. Some love to participate in the ongoing ministries of the fellowship while others are content to be supporters of their husbands.

    Whatever they might be, they deserve to be respected and allowed to determine their level of participation within the body.

    Blessings
     
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    I'm writing my pastor's wife a note of appreciation! :godisgood:
     
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    Absolutely! However, sometimes the same pastor that expects the congregation to treat his wife this way, has a lot of very high expectations for other women in the congregation.
     
  16. PeterM

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    I may be a bit unclear as to your comment, but I will try to respond...

    As a pastor (my wife has a career in the investment industry), I set no "expectations" as I do not have to. Her job takes her all over the country and thus, everywhere she goes... that is her mission field. When she is home, she is faithful to the fellowship and is active in several areas of ministry including me, which I am blessed :thumbs: .

    That said, I don't set expectations to the congregation either... I simply use the passion I have been given, the pulpit, the platfrom of relationships, and prayer to cast the vision of spreading the fame and renoun of Jesus Christ to the nations and constantly communicate that every individual in the church has the freedom to pursue that objective in any way they choose (ie dream big) and never be afraid to fail.

    The women that I have privilege of pastoring can join God in what He is doing or not. In either case, I will love them unconditionally and cosnsistently ecourage them to embrace what God has set before them.

    Blessings,
     
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  17. PeterM

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    double post
     
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