If you're married to a pastor, you know firsthand the struggles, juggles, and demands on you and your family. These 90 devotions, written by sisters who've traveled your road, provide daily doses of encouragement and guidance through Scripture, reflection, and prayer. Topics include unrealistic expectations, criticism, loneliness, privacy, discouragement, and more. Honest, intimate, and practical.
The wife of a minister is made of the same stuff as any other woman, but her circumstances set her apart. If youve married into the ministry, you know the difficulty of balancing the demands of your church and your family, the stresses of clergy marriage, the pressure of unrealistic expectations, and the setbacks of ministryand the joys. Other than Jesus himself, only a ministry wife really understands what its like to be a ministry wife.This devotional is written for you. In its pages, youll find not only wisdom and encouragement from Gods Word, but also the reassurance and solidarity of fellow ministry wives who are traveling the road with you and who know the territory. Kathy Chapell, Jeanne Hendricks, Barbara Hughes, Heather Olford, Jan Ortlund, Noël Piper, Sue Sailhamer, Paulette Washington, and many others share their experiences and their hearts in ninety daily reflections that begin with a Scripture verse and conclude with a prayer. Their insights are short, honest, intimate, and practicaland they always point you back to the One who is your ultimate source of help and guidance.
Barbara Hughes has many years of experience as a pastor's wife. Married to Kent Hughes, pastor of College Church in Wheaten, Illinois, she is the author of Disciplines of a Godly Woman and co-author with her husband of Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome and Common Sense Parenting. She is the mother of four children.