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Hidden demands on your pastor's wife

by Kay Fuller

...In our church-world we’ve heard all about the hand-me-down pressures on the wife: expectations to be at church every time the doors are open and raising children while the watching world waits for them to mess up. Although these do contribute to attrition, it’s important for a congregation to be aware of an undercurrent of other pressures.

 A delicate dance for pastors’ wives

  • Weekend withholds Every job matters. Church really matters. No one is more aware of this than your pastor’s wife. She knows the stakes of her husband’s job are eternal, so she will do everything she can to carry the emotional and physical load at home –especially on weekends. 

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