By Rodetta Cook

Rodetta Cook has been a pastor’s wife for over 40 years. She and her husband, Ron, have actively served the Lord together in ministry during the entire time and are co-founders of Care for Pastors. She understands the expectations, loneliness and how hard it is to find balance in ministry as a pastor’s wife. Rodetta also leads the pastor’s wives initiative at Care for Pastors called The Confidante and ministers to hundreds of wives each week. She strives to share blogs with other pastors’ wives that will help them in their ministry walk.

    Sacred Privilege

    Monday, March 26, 2018

    I have looked for many years for a book written by a pastor’s wife and I finally found one that I highly recommend as a tremendous resource from the heart of a pastor’s wife. It doesn’t matter if our church is a church of 50 or thousands, we all deal with the same issues as pastors’ wives.

    It can be a very lonely life and frustrating at times, but it is encouraging to know we aren’t alone and in this book you will hear from a Mega-church pastor’s wife that the challenges are the same no matter where we serve.

    Kay Warren is very transparent in her book Sacred Privilege, and I pray it will be a blessing to you as it has been to me. Here is a description of the book:

    Life as a pastor’s wife offers meaningful opportunities to play a significant part in God’s work, to witness and participate in the beauty of changed lives. Yet it also carries the potential for deep wounds and great conflict that can drain the joy out of service. Is it worth it? Oh yes, says Kay Warren, cofounder of Saddleback Church. It is more than worth the risk – it’s a sacred privilege.

    Drawing on more than forty years in ministry, Kay provided encouraging principles and life lessons, along with intimate personal stories, that will give you the confidence you need to lead and live well. You’ll learn to:

    • accept who you are
    • adapt to change
    • help your children survive and thrive
    • protect your private life
    • deal with criticism
    • live with integrity
    • develop an eternal perspective

    Whether you are excited, struggling, or feeling broken and tired, you will find hope and encouragement for your calling in Kay’s warm and wise words.

    I hope you will purchase this book and it will be an encouragement to you no matter where you are on your journey. I am sure as you read the book there will parts that you feel like you could have written yourself. That is why I feel it is such a great resource for us to have so we can use it as an encouragement on our journey knowing we are not alone in our situations.

    Click here to purchase Sacred Privilege on

    Note: As an added benefit to support this ministry, if you decide to purchase this resource (or others) using the above link, Care for Pastors will get 8% back from your entire purchase. There is no additional cost to you.



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