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Pastors' wives seek to break from stereotypes

Posted by empoweredtomentor on June 7, 2013 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

On Sunday mornings, she stands quietly by her husband, greeting church guests with a submissive smile that says thank you and God bless. She plays the piano, organizes cake walks and never forgets a prayer request.

She wears stockings and knows all 31,103 Bible verses. She only raises her voice to sing Amazing Grace.

She is the pastor's wife.

And she is a myth, say many Tampa Bay ...

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Minister's Wives live beyond stereotype (Published on "THE REPUBLIC" Columbus Indiana

Posted by empoweredtomentor on June 7, 2013 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — By SARAH WHITMAN

On Sunday mornings, she stands quietly by her husband, greeting church guests with a submissive smile that says "Thank you and God bless." She plays the piano, organizes cake walks and never forgets a prayer request.

She wears stockings and knows all 31,103 Bible verses. She only raises her voice to sing "Amazing Grace."

She is the pastor's wife.

And she is a myth, say many Tampa Bay-area women living with the title.

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Pastors' Kids and Ministry (Part 2)

Posted by empoweredtomentor on January 21, 2013 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Many pastors who are also parents feel a constant tension between the relentless demands of ministry and the deep desire to spend more time with their children.All too often, this tension is not well managed and stories abound of pastors’children who end up estranged from their families, the church and God. In this article, Patricia, a pastor’s daughter was interviewed on her experiences as a pastors’ daughter.

 

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Pastors' Kids and Ministry.

Posted by empoweredtomentor on December 5, 2012 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Most pastors who are also parents feel a constant tension between the relentless demands of ministry and the deep desire to spend more time with their children. All too often this tension is not well managed, and stories abound of pastors’ kids who end up estranged from their families, the church, and God.

 

An interview was conducted with Wendy,a pastor’s daughter, pastor’s mother-in-law and a licensed minis...

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Understanding your husband's ministry passion

Posted by empoweredtomentor on December 2, 2012 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Often times pastors wives feel neglected and alone in their calling. They strive to understand the reason their husbands sometimes unintentionally ignore them while itching to fulfill the task of ministry.


Dr. Godwin Ude in his book “THE OTHER WOMAN” offers insight on the reason this happens and how to help our husbands keep a balance.

 

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Keeping your marriage alive

Posted by empoweredtomentor on October 17, 2012 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

With all humility and gentleness, with patience,showing forbearance to one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:2-3.

 

Marriage, like any friendship, begins with areas of commonality, but the stresses of normal everyday life such as children, work,finances, illness and caring for elderly parents can create stress on the union and cause couples to dri...

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GLORIA COPELAND- SIMPLE, YET POWERFUL FAITH

Posted by empoweredtomentor on August 15, 2012 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

In 1979, when Gloria Copeland launched her “Healing School,” she didn’t feel completely qualified for the assignment. She was a self-taught Bible student, and was naturally shy. “Speaking in front of a group of people made me uncomfortable. But I was determined to obey God,” she reflects. “I would never have come up with a healing school on my own, and I never imagined that I would enjoy teaching on healing for so long. It has changed my life and persona...

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HONOURING YOUR HUSBAND

Posted by empoweredtomentor on June 25, 2012 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

In the same way, wives, be subject to your own husbands. Then, even if some are disobedient to the word, they will be won over without a word by the way you live, when they see your pure and reverent conduct. Let your beauty not be external – the braiding of hair and wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes –but the inner person of the heart, the lasting beauty of a gentle and tranquil spirit, which is precious in God’s sight. For in the same way the holy women who hoped ...

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Role of a pastor's wife

Posted by empoweredtomentor on June 25, 2012 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I'm a pastor's kid, a pastor's wife, and a co-pastor with my husband. I guess I may have some insights to consider... Instead of making a blanket statement of what a pastor's wife should or shouldn't be in ministry with her husband, I think a lot of it depends on what her gifts, talents, abilities, and callings are as an individual. I would also say that she will have various seasons in life where she is able to be more directly involved...

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The Place of the "WORD" in the Life of a Ministers wife

Posted by empoweredtomentor on June 21, 2012 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Study to show thyself approved unto God a workman that needeth not to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth. (II timothy2:15).


The importance of the word in the life of a minister’s wife cannot be overemphasised, it is the only ingredient that can deliver to you what you desire and the strength you need to succeed as a minister’s wife.


As ministers' wives we are daily confronted with challenges ranging from balancing fam...

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