It was a very late night at church last evening doing pre-marriage counseling. When the alarm clock began making that annoying noise at 5am I did not want to get out of bed!!!
Ministry is exciting, challenging and often very tiring. I can remember when our children were small and I was working full-time outside of the home, how chaotic our lives were. Our kids are now grown adults, married and have children of their own. How quickly time passes......
If you are not connected to the group on FB for pastor's wives and ministry women I encourage you to check it out. It is a resource where ministry women can connect with one another, encourage and pray for others who are facing challenges in their lives. The group is called Chocolate and Coffee/Pastor's Wives and Ministry Women.
I receive many emails from other pastor's wives and ministry women who are dealing with a number of challenges. Loneliness seems to be number uno for so many pastor's wives. Many do not have any friendships in the church and some don't have friends with other ministry wives. The ministry can be a very lonely place and we need others who will pray and encourage us when the challenges become overwhelming.
Do you have friends that allow you to be open and honest about the struggles you face in ministry? How do you deal with the challenges of the profession?
Love to hear your feedback girlfriends.