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.

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    The Emotionally Healthy Woman

    Monday, November 30, 2015

    Do you ever feel unhealthy emotionally? I would dare say we have all felt that at some point in our life or maybe you are feeling that way right now. I want to recommend a book I recently read that I believe every Christian woman should read, especially pastors’ wives. The title is The Emotionally Healthy Woman by Geri Scazzero. Geri is a pastor’s wife and shares her struggles in this book that I believe will bless you as you read.

    Here is the summary from the back of her book:

    Stop pretending everything is fine and change your life. Geri Scazzero knew there was something desperately wrong with her life. She felt like a single parent raising her four young daughters alone. She finally told her husband, “I quit,” and left the thriving church he pastored, beginning a journey that transformed her and her marriage for the better.

    In The Emotionally Healthy Woman, Geri provides you a way out of an inauthentic, superficial spirituality to genuine freedom in Christ. This book is for every woman who thinks, “I can’t keep pretending everything is fine!”

    The journey to emotional health begins by quitting. Geri quit being afraid of what others think. She quit lying. She quit denying her anger and sadness. She quit living someone else’s life. When you quit those things that are damaging to your soul or the souls of others, you are freed up to choose other ways of being and relating that are rooted in love and lead to life.

    When you quit for the right reasons, at the right time, and in the right way, you’re on the path not only to emotional health, but also to the true purpose of your life.

     I would encourage you to order this book today and learn how to become emotionally healthy. I believe it will change your life.

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    1. Naomie St Louis

      i truly feel like I am in this boat!! this blog post was definitely for me!! i would like to know the price of the book if possible

      • Rodetta Cook

        Naomie thank you for your comment and I pray the book will be a blessing to you. You can purchase it on Amazon for $15.95.

    2. Ouida

      I thoroughly enjoy visiting this website. The topics covered are relevant and real. They urge one to be authentic. I have read Geri’s husband’s book, “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality” and can only imagine that Geri’s book would most definitely speak to the issues of women causing women to take care of themselves, too. I have found it most suffocating to hold back because I feel that the truth I would like to share would be frowned upon. However, thank God for learning to shake off those considerations and embrace the truth, speaking it with love from my heart and knowing/ believing that time will tell. Actually, being able to “speak the truth, cost it what it will…” is liberating. It boosts one’s self-esteem and enhances one’s self-image. After all, it comes out of one’s appreciating who one is in the Lord so it is void of self-exaltation. That is what makes it so liberating. One can now enjoy one’s God-given gifts and give back freely pouring out oneself into the lives of others, with purpose, for the glory of God. Yes! I quit holding back to avoid offence and I’m now free to speak the truth in love to the liberation of the souls of men!


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