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People See Us Differently Now

Day 3 I am not accustomed to people thinking I am different from them. Are you?  Minister’s wives may as well get used to this misperception, because it is true in their eyes—the people we serve. We know the truth, that we are not different, yet what may be different is our degree of obedience, or our willingness to follow God. I remember my husband’s first pastorate. It was so rural that there were no traffic signal or street signs. Spider webs hung from the church pews and things suffered from neglected. People seemed unduly interested in our meals, our clothes, and our activities. They failed to realize their requests were multiplied by every other person/family of the congregation. They loved us in their own ways, as some delighted in providing for us and giving us special things. Some of those precious people are still friends today. Do you recall a time when you were young, and...

His Call Affects Us

Day 2 Think about Sarai/Sarah today. She was a beautiful woman, and a loyal and devoted wife. When her husband shared God’s call to go, she began packing! How did you respond when it was time to begin your ministry-journey with God? Has the call to ministry begun to affect your life? In what ways? Have you embraced the challenges, or do you hesitate and bargain for something different at every point? My husband’s call to ministry meant selling the first home we ever owned. It meant selling vehicles and using the most economical one we had—an ugly, no-frills paid-for car. It meant leaving my hometown and relocating to an unknown place to live a life that was new to us both—school! It meant living an unfamiliar and uncharted lifestyle. Sarah embraced the S word: she chose to submit. She is the first Biblical example of a woman who obeyed God by submitting to her husband. Sarah joined...

This is All New to Me!

I love that man I married, but his life plans never included being a minister! I never imagined God would or could use two people like us, but He has been molding and changing us recently and I am eager to follow Him. I am thrilled and humbled that God called my husband to ministry. And since we are married, that means changes for my life too! Peek into this unexpected life venture with me. Random thoughts seem to come out of nowhere. Oooh, I've never lived intimately with a minister before! What will that be like? Will our life become sterile and boring? Will he want to preach to me all the time, and never be fun again? Is God certain I can be a minster's wife? I just expected to be his wife. I must confess that my heart swells with joy as I look at this new direction for our lives, and for...