Being married to a pastor means a life filled with joy, purpose and a lot of headaches, according to a new study released today (Sept. 12).
Most pastors' spouses feel a call to ministry and enjoy their roles inside and outside their church, notes the LifeWay Research study about the lives of Protestant pastors' spouses. But many also have few friends, think they yell at their kids too much, and worry about money.
The representative study of 720 spouses found their lives are complicated, filled with blessing and stresses, said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research.
"Despite their challenges, most pastors' spouses say they are happy," McConnell said....
Dave wrote: So what. Who are these pastors' and what do they preach, the word, Protestant and Christian gets thrown around now days with little regards to what God says.
Dave in OZ, good comment to consider.
If I may approach this topic from a bit different direction. If there is a group of serious believers seeking to be faithful to Scripture, to real mountain moving intercessory prayer, to real outside the walls of the church building soul winning and disciple making, the stand in the face of men and devils for the truth of the world of God ... who desire a pastor
It might be a very good starting point to interview the pastor's wife to see where she is or isn't in her faith because she will either be a godly helpmeet or a hinderance to the depth of his faithfully serving Jesus Christ, and her faith will either encourage the church or discourage it
And of course a God Fearing on fire for the Lord and Gospel couple might likewise want to consider is this a church that actually wants to serve our Savior and go out into the harvest and dark places or just play church for about 75 minutes on Sunday morning.