WHEN IS IT MY TURN!

I read this great blog post today on the Glass House Spouse. While the blog is in response to a female writer, the words that DW share are words that we as husbands and church leaders should listen to and consider. In the thick of ministry, it’s often our wives that miss out. Husbands, be mindful of your wives needs. If the Lord is speaking to her, you might need to listen a little more.

Check out the blog, When Is It My Turn.

– jay

Glass House Spouse

passing her byDear DW,

I’ve never said this out loud because it sounds so selfish, but I really want to know.  WHEN IS IT MY TURN!  The entire time we’ve been married, I have been submissively standing by my husband’s side while he pursued ministry.  I’ve been a great pastor’s wife.  I’ve been at every church service. I’ve volunteered for a zillion ministries.  I’ve stood by him and consoled him in every joyful and painful situation we have ever faced.  I have endured years of sacrifice while he pursued his seminary degree and now his doctorate.   But when is it my turn? 

Pouting in Peoria

 

Dear Pouting in Peoria,

Thank you for having the courage to admit this out loud!  I think that a lot of pastor’s wives silently wonder if the only purpose they have in their lives is to stand by their husband’s side and support him while he…

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