Jealousy: The Relationship Killer

I could feel it creeping up. That feeling that makes you almost feel green… like an alien in your own body. I watched her curl her brunette locks and effortlessly wind it up into a perfect messy bun (and this was before the time of the “messy bun…”). She turned with a smile, and in…

Lesson #6: It’s Super Lonely

If you’ve ever been in ministry you know that at times, it can get lonely. Having the “stigma” of the preacher’s wife allows people to think that you are perfect. You are unapproachable. You will judge them for being human. (All of which are completely untrue—but that doesn’t stop people from thinking it.)   When…

Lesson #4: Trust and (Hard At Times) Friendships

I wanted to believe that church planting was going to be smooth sailing.  That I would make solid friends, not be known as the “pastor’s wife” and everything would remain peachy keen. I seem to have forgotten that I was dealing with human beings.  When planting, you are with the same people… A LOT.  Meetings,…