As a longtime ministry wife, Susie Hawkins knows firsthand the rewards and challenges of being married to someone who is in ministry. Many women step into this role totally unprepared. In From One Ministry Wife to Another, Susie guides younger women into a better understanding of how to serve God faithfully as the wife of a minister. She talks about marriage, parenting, friendship, criticism, loneliness, bitterness, trying to please people, and failure. Paperback.
When a church hires a new minister, they are really hiring both him and his wife. Many women entering this role for the first time have never considered what it means to be a minister's wife, and consequently suffer stress, chaos, and confusion. In order to thrive, she needs a solid understanding of the biblical teaching on her role and how to best serve her husband as he fulfills his role.
Susie Hawkins brings thirty years of experience as a minister's wife coupled with her role as the mother of two ministry wives. By focusing on key relationships and responsibilities in relation to the church and home, Susie guides young women to a greater understanding of how to serve God faithfully as the wife of a minister.
Susie Hawkins lives in Dallas and has been actively involved in women¿s ministry as a pastor¿s wife, teacher and volunteer. She has also served as the Director of Women¿s Ministry at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas. She has taught a weekly Bible study for business women in downtown Dallas and speaks at women¿s conferences and retreats. She is also a contributor to various publications, such as Voices Behind the Veil and the soon to be released ¿Women¿s Evangelical Library Commentary.¿ Susie has an MA in Christian Leadership from Criswell College as well as an MA in Theology. She is married to O. S. Hawkins, president of GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention (formerly the Annuity Board of the Southern Baptist Convention) and is the mother of two married daughters, Wendy and Holly, as well as a grandmother of five. Her favorite things to do are bargain hunting, lunching with friends and playing with her grandchildren!08/08