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For Those Who Feel Unseen

I often feel very unknown and unseen. I know I am not the only one who feels this way, and yet, it is one of the most isolating feelings.

Sometimes pastor’s wives suffer in silence, they feel unseen. This article by Karina Allen is for you. While not written specifically for Pastor’s wives, we hope it will bless your soul.

“Okay, here I go. I am about to admit something that I rarely say out loud. It’s something that I feel shame and guilt about. It’s something that I wish with everything in me wasn’t as big an issue as it is. But I’ve been wanting and needing to challenge myself to be brave and confess my struggles more so that God’s light can be shed on them and they lose their power over me.

I often feel very unknown and unseen. I know I am not the only one who feels this way, and yet, it is one of the most isolating feelings. I’m not sure when I began to feel this way. I imagine this insecurity stems from several origins. I grew up very alone without a ton of connection. Some people and friends have actually made me feel unimportant, and I suppose some of this insecurity has been self-imposed.” Continue Reading

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© Sean Nemecek, 2018. All rights reserved. Request permission.

(M.Div. Grand Rapids Theological Seminary) is the director of The Pastor’s Soul, and pastor at First Baptist Church in Tustin, Michigan since 2001. A third-generation pastor, he grew up listening to pastors and their families talk about the realities of ministry. Now he wants to use this knowledge to bless the church. Sean is married to Amy, a poet, and freelance book editor. Together, they have one son.

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