Thursday, August 24, 2006

As You Pray for Your Spouse . . .

Married to the Ministry: has the pastor’s wife’s role changed for better or worse?

When my wife and I interviewed at my present church she asked what expectations the congregation had of staff spouses. She was told, “We just expect spouses to be church members like everyone else—serving, attending worship, and living uprightly. You know, no smoking pot in the back of the church.” That’s a pretty low bar, my wife thought, but one she could reach.

Of course, things have not always been so easy for clergy wives. Opinion Journal recently posted an article by Lauren Winner (author of "Girl Meets God" and "Real Sex: The Naked Truth About Chastity”) about the changing expectations placed on spouses of ministers. Below are a few excerpts. Read Winner’s entire article here.



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