A Small-Town Pastor’s Wife

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February 17, 2012 by greenhouse04

Hubby and Pastor in front of our church, with our home in the background

If you’ve ever wondered what its like to be a small-town pastor’s wife, here’s a glimpse. It means:

  • putting the kids to bed by yourself several times a week because hubby is at church for something or visiting someone
  • being known by everyone in the community, whether you know them or not
  • hesitating to pass a slow-driving church member
  • acting as the unofficial church secretary – which includes making the bulletin, proof-reading for hubby, starting prayer-chains, and making lots of other church documents
  • toting kids to and from church for every church event without hubby’s help
  • living right next-door to church so you don’t have far to tote them!
  • sometimes feeling like you don’t have a real friend in the community, while at the same time you’re friends with everybody
  • listening to the same preacher’s sermons all your life
  • knowing most people in the church are looking at you to see your reaction to something the pastor said, whether funny or embarrassing
  • sometimes being the only person to give the pastor feedback about his sermon
  • being amazed that the mature, knowledgable, loving pastor giving a wonderful, convicting sermon is actually your husband
  • being involved in the spiritual growth of God’s children
  • leading women into a deeper understanding of God’s Word
  • experiencing a community of loving, accepting Christ-followers – in effect, gaining a new family
  • being a normal Christian wife and mother who happens to be serving God as a small-town pastor’s wife.
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One thought on “A Small-Town Pastor’s Wife

  1. JNisly says:

    Larissa we are very glad you are our Pastors Wife!! I can’t imagine the load that brings, but know we are supporting you 100% percent!!

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