Category Archives: Family

Content for a pastor’s spouse or kids.

In Praise of the Pastor’s Wife

A tribute to those who serve behind the scenes My grandmother was a pastor’s wife for over 50 years as my grandfather pastored 3 churches and served as interim pastor in 13 churches. She was truly the first lady of the church. I remembering her greeting each person at church with grace and dignity. To […]
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On the Sacred Privilege of Being a Pastor’s Wife

Last year I had the honor of reviewing Kay Warren’s book Sacred Privilege over at the Converge MidAmerica website. It’s a book I recommend all ministry wives should read, and I wanted to share my thoughts on it over here at The Pastor’s Soul. Here’s a link to the full review, which I hope you’ll check it […]
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To the Pastor’s Wife, When Your Husband Feels Defeated

My husband Sean and I have been married for 21 years, and for 17 of those years he has been in full-time pastoral ministry. Heading into marriage, I knew God was calling Sean to be a pastor. And I knew that living out this call would not be easy. But I never fully grasped how […]
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A Pastor’s Son Tells of His Father’s Burnout.

We Did Not Know to Call It Burnout When I arrived at my father’s office, I saw him sitting in the chair behind his desk crying. My mother was at his side. Several deacons and other leaders of the congregation were also in the room. It turns out my father was preaching, had a panic […]
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9 Spiritual Battles Your Pastor Fights

At times, being a pastor means just trying to survive the constant barrage of spiritual assaults. Use the following list to help you understand and pray for your pastor.

How I Climbed Out of Burnout

This is what I did to get out of the deep depression of ministry burnout.

How to Spend 30 Minutes in Silence with God

Have you ever spent 30 minutes in silence alone with God? I can hear what you’re thinking – “I could never spend 30 minutes in silence!” You’re right. If your focus is to spend 30 minutes in silence, the noise in your own head will make it almost impossible. However, if your focus is to […]
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Top 5 Books For Burned-Out Pastors (and Those Who Love Them)

These books aren’t just for pastors. Every leader would benefit from the principles in most of them. Also, if you care for your pastor, I deeply recommend that you read these books.

Knowing Yourself Without Being Overwhelmed

5 Keys for Personal Growth
Is there a way to do comprehensive personal reviews that will help me grow as a person and as a leader without making me feel like a complete failure?

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.