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I Am a Pastor's Wife

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 166 People

    Scared of the Road Ahead - Unlike many of you, I am NOT a pastor's wife.  I will however be there soon.  My husband is in his first year of school so I figure I have...
    mommyof5 mommyof5 31-35 3 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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    Young Senior Pastor's Wife - I never thought I would be a senior pastor's wife someday. Not in my wildest dreams. I felt called to missions at a young age, and went on every...
    javamamma javamamma 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    Drowning In Busyness - I have been a pastor's wife for 13 years. My hubby was a youth pastor until 3 years ago. Now he is a senior pastor. In the 3 years we've been here God has...
    homesick4heaven homesick4heaven 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2013

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    Broken Friendship - My husband has been a pastor for 3 years. Most days I love being a pastor 's wife. My issue is with a sister in the church. We had been friends at our former...
    sistersinchrist sistersinchrist 31-35 3 Responses Jul 2, 2012

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    Disappointed - I shared my story but got a nasty reply calling me a sissy so I deleted my story. I came here for support, not to be put down.
    Dizzydee33 Dizzydee33 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 18, 2013

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    So Alone.... I Have Nobody To Communiate With And Ready To Leave - If are a Pastor's wife and you think you are lonely you have no idea what loneliness is. My wife is Methodist...
    veryluckyduck veryluckyduck 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 30, 2013

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    What Goes Around Comes Around - Church is better than any soap opera. Tune in tomorrow when Sister Busybody gets caught with someone else's pants down. I know the Bible says not to...
    pamelamc pamelamc 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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    Lonely In a Crowd - My husband recently took an associate position in a very large church.  He is one of 12 pastors.  It's a good thing for him but not for me.  We...
    Hope2live862 Hope2live862 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 6, 2009

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    Out Of Control Anger - My husband is a Pastor & we've been married for over 2yrs. He has slapped me across my face several times & has even chocked me. I'm 39wks pregnant now & he...
    Hopey40 Hopey40 36-40 10 Responses May 20, 2012

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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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    Loving The Unlovable - I am a pastor's wife now for 8 months. My husband just started pastoring the a church in Las Cruces New Mexico. We left all our friends and family in San...
    michellevestal michellevestal 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    Lesson From Tonight - I don't have a word to describe how I feel tonight as we prepare for Easter. My heart has had such anger and bitterness for so long. I find I have not been...
    pamelamc pamelamc 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2013

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    So Alone - I am a pastor's wife.  My husband and I were married a year before I felt a call on my life, but when it finally came I felt fulfilled.  I no longer had to live in the...
    serabella15 serabella15 22-25 5 Responses Aug 3, 2011

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    This Is Me - My husband has been a pastor for 17 years. When I married him, I believed I was marrying a shy teacher. A few years into our marriage showed me this was probably not...
    protective protective 66-70, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2012

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    Afraid. - My husband  and I struggled financially for years. Things finally started to look up for us when he got a promotion at work. We bought a beautiful house, took vacations...
    MrsWhit07 MrsWhit07 26-30 3 Responses May 27, 2012

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    Starting A Church - My husband and I are young (25) and we went to a town in the US that has very few churches. The area needs Christ and evangelism very bad! We saved money for a...
    marlalee86 marlalee86 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 8, 2012

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    In the Valley of Decisions - Hello, I guess I dont know where to start.  I have been married for 4 1/2 years and have been in ministry for 4 years.  It has been a VERY...
    LadyCW2008 LadyCW2008 26-30 10 Responses Jan 10, 2008

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    I Don't Know If I'm Cut Out For This. I'm Too Sensitive. - I am a pastor's wife, and the stress is getting to me. I was already married to my husband before he joined the ministry...
    SophieLee SophieLee 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2013

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    When The Tide Changes - My husband went into FT ministry one year after we got married 14 yrs ago. In the early yrs we both were serving and agreed to sacrifice in order to help...
    Pw2000 Pw2000 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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    Shes Running Me Over! - I am a young pastors wife of a small church that my husband and I started recently. Things are going good so far. However, I do have this situation that I...
    marlalee86 marlalee86 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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    Public Vs. Private Life - I joined this forum because I needed a place to vent and reach out. I was raised Christian and still am, but my faith and that of my husband's seems very...
    justanotherpastorswife justanotherpastorswife 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    Help! - I thought I could handle this since I am coming into my own ministry as well.  I feel like I'm beginning to break due to being criticized by him much of the time. ...
    IC215 IC215 31-35, F 4 Responses May 19, 2010

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    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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    Discouraged - I've been in ministry with my husband 15 years. I too am awfully lonely. The entire experience of being a Pastor's Wife has changed my personality dramatically. I've...
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    I Am Drowning - I am so thankful that I found this site tonight. I feel like I am drowning. My husband has been a youth pastor for five years. We are at our third church. I loved...
    aguzman142 aguzman142 31-35, F 12 Responses Jan 31, 2012

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    Missing My Privacy - I have been a pastor's wife for 6 years and married for 21 years. I have always been a private person, who has been described as "in my own little world". I...
    FullGospelGirl FullGospelGirl 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 4, 2012

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    I have been a PW for almost 2years. I am on the fence about how I feel about it.. but mostly I resent it I have been with my husband for almost 20 years, so this is a drastic...
    Loveonly12 Loveonly12 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    Feeling Alone In A Crowd Of People - I've been a pastor's wife for several years. I met my husband in college while he was a Theology major and we were married within one year. I...
    Cali2Tdot Cali2Tdot 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 19, 2013

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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 2 days ago

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    Dont Judge Me - I have been married to my husband for a little over a year now, and we have really been through some rough times. I am only 21 years old, and so is he.We are both...
    ladyancrum ladyancrum 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 5, 2010

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    Lonely? - I have been a pastor's wife for many years now.  I am surrounded by people in church and on a daily basis and yet I am lonely.  Of course I have my...
    morningsideway morningsideway 41-45, F 15 Responses Jan 28, 2009

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    Some People Need To Mind Their Own Business - This has been brewing in me for a while, but I have to be careful what I say around a lot of people.  Seems like much of my life is...
    pamelamc pamelamc 41-45, F 2 Responses May 30, 2013

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    Pastor's Wife Wanting To Get A Divorce - I have been married to a preacher for 8 yrs. but he has been pastoring for 4 yrs. I hate every waking minute of being a pastor's wife...
    sacred15 sacred15 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2013

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    Can a Pastor's Wife Get a Little Help! - Well I am a pastor's wife, I didn't think it would be this hard it is just like your life has been changed around in just seconds...
    holdon holdon 36-40, F 16 Responses Jun 26, 2008

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    Confused - First off, I am not a Pastor's wife just yet... My husband of 4 years has been called to preach and so far it has been a whirlwind of events.  I have been having...
    llucyy llucyy 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2010

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    We Both Love God And We Love Each Other - When we first got married we did not think much about religion but as time went by my husband began to focus more on faith and...
    Bethsalomon Bethsalomon 41-45, F Feb 8, 2012

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    God created woman as the answer to the 1st problem-it is not good for man to be alone. (Gen 2:18) Your femininity is not a weakness. It is a God-crafted answer. Therefore you...
    LynnLee828 LynnLee828 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    Pastor's Wife - I have been a pastor's wife for 4 years now.  It hasn't gotten any easier but my husband now sees the pressures and the tolls it lays on the family.  We currently...
    IcecallJesus IcecallJesus 46-50 5 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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    The Love/Hate Realtionship Of Being A Pastor's Wife - Yes. The love/hate relationship. That is what a lot of us would call it. My username means I have been a preacher's wife since...
    since2002 since2002 36-40, F 7 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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    We Are The Apple Of His Eyes. - I am a Pastor's wife, I have been in the ministry for twenty years alongside my husband,we have been through it all, we have paid the price for the...
    Mgg3421 Mgg3421 51-55, F May 22, 2010

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    New Minister'S Wife - My husband has been in ministry for some time, but has just been ordained as a minister 2years ago. I have longed for guidance on what the expectations are...
    Barbie1979 Barbie1979 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 14, 2013

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    Im A Pastors Wife - I have been a pastors wife for seven years now and before my husband was the pastor of a church he was a youth pastor for two years. I really do love being a...
    gtaj03 gtaj03 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 7, 2012

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    Need Friends - I am in need of fellow pastor wifes for friendship. I feel so alone in this with no one i can trust or that could understand what i am going through and yet i also...
    JensPaws JensPaws 31-35 6 Responses Jun 13, 2013

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    Drowning In Misery - I have been a pastor's wife for over 16 years and a pastor's daughter for over 30 years. I have seen too much. I am totally burned out. We just moved to our...
    totallyburnedout totallyburnedout 31-35, F 10 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    Feeling So Lonely - Been married four years to a pastor but these have been the loneliest years of my whole life.
    beckylyn beckylyn 31-35, F 12 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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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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    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 1 day 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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