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I Am a Pastor's Kid

Any other "PKs" out there? 137 People

    Why Do We Keep Blaming Others?

    I'm a P.K, and I am grateful to be a P.K. Not because my family is luckier, Not because I'm more special than anyone else, but because i know that god loves me, and he helped me alot :) My parents both came from a broken background and family, and have experienced endless...
    happyPK happyPK 13-15 Nov 11, 2012

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    Depression

    im a pastors kid and I always felt different around everyone never being able to do normal teen stuff always putting my friends last losing them along with some sanity along the way living my entire life on the sidelines my whole life fee;s like one big service
    bridgetownboy bridgetownboy 13-15 1 Response Jul 19, 2013

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    Pk Also

    I too am a pk and proud my father passed away. But I know The Lord chooses most pk to carry on the word. I feel we are prechosen
    Jamespchase Jamespchase 51-55, M Feb 6, 2013

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    My Simple Advice To Any Lost Pks.

    Ey :) I'm Daniel ( known as Dan D-Man), 14 turning 15 this year. Ever since I was 7, I've gone through hell and noticed all these PK stuff nd' all.. My parents are the founders of my church, and my dad's the founder/senior pastor. I've been through many things too. I know what...
    DManisDan DManisDan 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 20, 2013

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    Fed Up

    Im a pastors kid, but I feel like I might as well be a politicians kid. I know everyones secrets and I have to put on a smile anyways. I dont have anyone to talk to because theres always a good chance it will get back to bite my family in the butt. Everything I say and do can and...
    BriAnni BriAnni 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 31, 2013

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    I Love God But Hate Church.

    Right now, I'm so mad at God for telling me, no forcing me to "belong" to church. Growing up as a PK, I always loved God and had a very intimate relationship with Him. I lived in the USA due to my Dad's studies for 3 years starting when I was 6. So my childhood years...
    lsh63 lsh63 18-21 7 Responses Aug 24, 2010

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    A Chillingly Accurate Look On Our World, Written By A Pk.

    http://www.amazon.com/Empire-Illusion-Literacy-Triumph-Spectacle/dp/1568584377http://projectworldawareness.com/2010/09/american-psychosis-what-happens-to-a-society-that-cannot-distinguish-between-reality-and-illusion/The first link is to the book itself, but the second link is...
    cari7 cari7 18-21, F Dec 20, 2010

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    Discipline And Rebellion

    One of the things I thought was really cool as a pk, and then resented immensely later on, is the privileges one gets as a pk. I never got in trouble. I got away with so much it was nuts! I recall school friends of mine mentioning having to go to the principal's office with a...
    Outdoorsman1970 Outdoorsman1970 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 4, 2013

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    Quick Vent

    If you identify as conservative, you may find this offensive. I would recommend reading no further. I had to deal with one too many fundamental christian conservatives that try to use Jesus and christianity to support their political views. Here is some truth about Jesus, if he...
    Outdoorsman1970 Outdoorsman1970 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 5, 2013

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    Just Your Normal Pastors Family Up-bringing

    Greetings all. I stumbled upon this site in search of someone...anyone who may have had a similar life as mine. As the groups name indicates, I am a PK. I was born in a small Pennsylvania town. My father was at first assistant pastor/organist and then the full time pastor...
    chiarascuro chiarascuro 36-40, M Jan 29, 2012

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    Growing Up And Teen Years

    I'm now in my 40's. I grew up a pk in the 70's and 80's. And looking back, there are many fundamental things about being a pk that forged me into who I am today. I have given thought to writing a book on the subject of being a pk, and just using this to start getting ideas...
    Outdoorsman1970 Outdoorsman1970 41-45, M Sep 3, 2013

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    Have Been My Entire Life

    I'm glad for my background in religion and the knowledge and experience I have gained from being a preacher's kid, but I don't really believe in God. And I am completely against fundamentalism. It's hard to get along with my parents, especially when they talk about "sins...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 6 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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    A Pk's Resentment And Let Downs.

    Being a Preacher's is not easy.      Ever since I could remember I have been helping my father with his ministry. Now that I am older I don't have time to help out. Don't get me wrong I kept my morals. I'm a good girl. I'm 19 and still haven't kissed a guy and I don't date...
    Igottosaysomething Igottosaysomething 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2013

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    Stories From The Front Pew

    Since I'm a PK, my mom ( the pastor) and dad have me sit in the front pew with my brother. My dad usually stays with my brother and I until the kid's sermon is over then he takes my brother downstairs to play. One day, I was listening to my mom's sermon and she said, "Have any...
    abigailreaderhf abigailreaderhf 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2013

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    Spirituality Versus Religion

    Just a quick note on this one, it's been rattling around in my brain for a while now. I'll probably write something more meaningful and thought through another time. But for now... For me as a PK I learned about the huge chasm that separated spirituality from religion. Going to...
    Outdoorsman1970 Outdoorsman1970 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 4, 2013

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    Going Through Somewhat Of A Struggle

    my mom has been preaching since she was in her 20's. she became a pastor to her own church when i was in first or second grade, so i have pretty much spent my whole life as a pastor's kid. to add onto that, she's a filipino immigrant, so she was raised as a very conservative...
    archesjd archesjd 18-21 2 Responses Jan 29, 2012

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    Kind Of..

    When I was born my parents were officers in the salvation army but then it was hard to get jobs so they started to work in the Swedish Church instead, my father as a Deacon and my mother leads different groups for kids and young adults and also an open house thing for young moms...
    Grakka Grakka 31-35, F Aug 24, 2010

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    Being Forced To Go To Church Ruined Church For Me.

    I'm twenty one years old, and I STILL get harassed by my dad to go to church when he knows I don't fully subscribe to Protestantism and I don't feel comfortable in a religious service I don't fully believe in. My entire life I've had to be a trophy daughter and go to church...
    cari7 cari7 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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    It Is Nice To Be A Pastor Kid

    that one thing about it you will learn about god and how to go to sunday school and bible study they will keep you in church so that you cannot get in trouble ?
    susiehouston susiehouston 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2011

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    My twin and I are 21 years old we have been

    forced to go to church all of our lives causing us to drift away from God. I used to love going to church but now I feel like I have no choice. My parents (who are both pastor) don't see that they are forcing us. They preach that everyone must account for their own relationship...
    jodjo1 jodjo1 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    Hi everyone im new to this site,

    i was randomly scrolling around google and saw this page and how so many stories i can relate to. I am also a pastors daughter in a small town in Iowa, my fathers church used to have so many members like about 200 and now we are down to about 80 sometimes 100. It breaks my heart...
    Worshipperofthelord Worshipperofthelord 18-21, F Jan 9

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    Is This Selfish?!

    So my dad is a youth pastor at a small church where there's lots of kids who don't have dads in their lives. Tonight especially I am in need of someone to talk to. My friend and I are fighting and I've drifted away from most of my other friends. I was at youth group tonight and...
    Kleememi000 Kleememi000 13-15, F Oct 9, 2013

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    The Pk Life

    I am an eldest daughter of Mabua Southern Baptist Church's current Pastor. I live with my parents in the church 'manse' or 'parsonage' and my life revolves around the following: Jesus, Family, Ministry and Traveling :) People say I live the most boring life ever but for me, it is...
    TheYoungWifey TheYoungWifey 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2011

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    Im 20 and my dad is a pastor

    and I love my parents to death, but there is so much I resent about them. Because of their sheltering me from the world, I have always been extremely socially phobic and had horrible self esteem growing up. I've always been ashamed to talk to them about about anything, therefore...
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    Life As A Pk

    Ok yes im a pastor kid, i know what you're thinking "ooh she's a pastor kid, she's bad" no im not and not all pk are bad well i just..i just don't understand why my parents do certain things like i can't wear pants i have to wear skirts and dresses below my knee and yea it sucks...
    pastorkid143 pastorkid143 13-15, F Aug 24, 2013

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    Caught Between Two Cultures

    CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO CULTURES  In my book, Divine Betrayal, I write about moving from America to Brazil in 1939 and back to America in 1945.  Then, in 1948, we returned to Brazil and three years later came back to America.  By the time I graduated from high school...
    freeatlast34 freeatlast34 70+, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2009

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    Identity Crisis....

    Growing up, I had the perfect life. My family even had our own motto: God first. Family second. Friends third. My parents strongly enforced this rule in our household. However, because of it, our family was united by this strong faith in Jesus Christ. As a pastor’s daughter, I...
    ineedhelp22 ineedhelp22 18-21 3 Responses May 22, 2012

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    Having A Christian Reverend For A Dad

    I have grown up in variousstrict Christian schools and churches denomnational and nondenominational. I was extremely sensitive to a lot of things. I was also under a microscope. Certain authority figures in my life paid closer attention to me as a result. I was asked to lead...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 7, 2013

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    Tv Network Casting Pk's (pastors Kids) For A New Show About The Life Of Pk's.

    Hey can you guys help us out? We are casting a new tv show (docu-series) about pastors kids (PK's) and their lives. below is the casting. Please contact us directly with any question. any help would be greatly appreciated. ThansksTV NETWORK CASTING PK'S (pastors kids) FOR A NEW...
    MAJORTVSHOWCASTING MAJORTVSHOWCASTING 26-30 4 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    "A Female, Gay, Black, "pk" Is Not The Way!!" says my mom.

    Here's a little background about me: I'm black and grew up in Kansas. Not Kansas City or wWichita or some other urban area though, I grew up on a ranch. My parents moved out here to help start a church and my dad was head pastor by the time I was starting school. I've always...
    pk1991 pk1991 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 12, 2010

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    Child Of The Manse

    Hi there, I'm a PK too, oldest of three sisters. My sisters have totally rejected the faith and one has a husband that is an atheist. He won't even let my dad pray grace when he is around and he disagrees with me about my waste of time life and studies in theology. Anyway...
    makwhyte makwhyte 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2013

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    Confused

    I'm 15 years old and I don't know what to say. Its like there's a battle going on in side me and I want to make it stop. I've been wondering do I believe because I actually believe or do I "believe" because its been pounded into my brain before I could walk? I don't even remember...
    sportsgirl56 sportsgirl56 13-15 2 Responses Nov 24, 2012

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    A Pk's Story

    My experience as being a PK has had its ups and downs. Lots of traveling, secrets, and responsibility. I have moved 8 times, from Texas to Germany to Texas to more Texas to Indiana to Illinois to more to Kansas to Chicago. I don't remember ANY of the places we lived before Kansas...
    natatwee natatwee 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2013

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    Growing Up Under A Microscope

    I love being a pastors daughter and, i am glad god has chosen me to a pastors kid. there are times when i feel i am being watched under a microscope. when people from church are just wait for me to make a mistake so they can start judging me. i know i have to be role model but i...
    angiereyes031296 angiereyes031296 16-17 2 Responses Dec 7, 2012

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    Growing Up In Church

    Hi i'm maya , and im 15 going on 16 (: and my father has been a pastor for a long time . My dad started as a youth minister at my home church , where i built close relationships with people whom i call brothers and sisters and i love them dearly . I've been in church my whole...
    PastorsKid731 PastorsKid731 16-17 Jan 30, 2013

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    I AM A Pastor's Kid

    As a PK its been quite difficult i mean there are good times and also very bad times. I have no choice people will always look at me my parents never let me forget that even other people in my church will be telling that people are always looking at me and how i act because am a...
    Julessss Julessss 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    The Fishbowl, The Magnifying Glass, And The Mirror

    Everyone has different lenses from which they view the world. And everyone has different lenses through with the world views them. For me as a PK, the fishbowl, the magnifying glass, and the mirror were profound lenses, both for how I viewed the world and for how it felt the...
    Outdoorsman1970 Outdoorsman1970 41-45, M Sep 4, 2013

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    Hi! I also grew up as a pastor's kid.

    My parents were also missionaries for a few years. It can be challenging navigating through our teen and young adult years, not to mention all the dynamics being in a pastor's family adds! I too dealt with many issues growing up, such as who am I, who is God to me, dealing with...
    book1 book1 31-35, F Mar 4

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    Related Experiences

    I have been a youth pastor's wife for 3 years. (We've been married far longer than that though)I had always believed that this is a role I would one day be in. I also believed that...
    YPWife YPWife 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    My life is a living hell. My husband and I have no communication skills when it comes to us but you should see him at church. He;s has all the answers treat women in the church...
    pat315 pat315 51-55, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have been a pw for almost 20 years. My husband surrendered to the ministry late in life, so we are older. We pastor a small church, and it has been a successful pastorate for...
    Smallchurchpw Smallchurchpw 61-65, F Mar 31

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    One thing that's very hard about being a pastor's child is that no matter what you say or do, you are either labeled as a bible thumping moron or an out of control rebel. You live...
    preachersdaughter98 preachersdaughter98 13-15, F Apr 1

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    Alrighty then! Guess I'll ramble off about the topic: Lately I notice that my younger cousins, nieces and nephews or kids period tend to cling to me(literally) a lot more. Like...
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 18-21, M Apr 6

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    Do you ever find it daunting to know that there are so many people who could change the course of your life? My husband is a youth pastor, and many people in the congregation...
    YPWife YPWife 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    The first time I heard God's voice was almost ten years ago. I was lying in bed one morning. He did not speak aloud. He spoke to me in my thoughts. He said,"Turn on the radio." It...
    Allthingschrist Allthingschrist 31-35 1 Response Apr 7

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    I'm a life path 2, master number 11. My daughter is also a life path 2, master number 11. My son was a life path four. My future son-in-law is a life path 8. My ex-wife was...
    betweenthe10andthequeen betweenthe10andthequeen 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    House of Temptation- Casting the Actors- Interview with Doc ZeeBy Alexander AlmadaAlexander: Can you please introduce some of the lead characters in House of Temptation, and how...
    doczeefilms doczeefilms 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Thirty-Seven That would have been the end of the matter - save for a conversation with Robert later in...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 4 days ago

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    I have overcome Schizophrenia!!! Who the SON SETS FREE IS FREE INDEED.....From the moment I fell when I was 19----The voices told me that I sold my soul! I was redeemed! I had just...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I was officially kicked out of church. I go to church every Sunday morning. It's something my family did every Sunday morning without question when I was growing up. I'm not...
    betweenthe10andthequeen betweenthe10andthequeen 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 28

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    What Can You Get With A $1 Tip? The doorbell rang and when Sherrie opened the front door a tall and beautiful brunette was standing there. “Hi Amber come in the house...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F Apr 3

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    1. You were purposefully made with the divine Love and Intention of God. Whether or not you believe is irrelevant, you are Loved. 2. Mistakes are intentional and necessary to...
    OnlyLoveKeepsTrying OnlyLoveKeepsTrying 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I have known my husband since we were in the 7th grade, but we didn't get together until after we graduated high school. I was in college and I became pregnant 2 years into our...
    chan50 chan50 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen0 Part Three - Chapter Thirtty-Six It was a sticky and just-plain-HOT midsummer in 1948. Bobby was five, Jimmy was three. We were...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 4 days ago

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    A man with Ak47 ran into a church and pointed the gun at the congregation saying, "Who is a child of GOD here?! Let me send him to heaven?! The congregation remained silent. He...
    enriqueclasico enriqueclasico 26-30, M Mar 24