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.

    The Pastor’s Kid

    Monday, January 31, 2022

    Today I would like to recommend a book to you, The Pastor’s Kid by Barnabas Piper. Living in the glasshouse is so hard for the pastor, spouse and especially the children. This book, written by a PK is so on target and will be a blessing to you and your children. Here is a small glimpse of the book:

    The only one under as much pressure as the pastor is the pastor’s kid (PK).

    Dad may be following God’s call, but the pastor’s kids (PKs) are just following Mom and Dad. Often to devastating results.

    Barnabas Piper – son of pastor and bestselling author John Piper – has experienced the challenges of being a PK firsthand. With empathy, humor and personal stories, he addresses the pervasive assumptions, identity issues, and accelerated scrutiny PKs face.

    But more than just stating the problems, Piper shares the one thing a PK needs above all else (as does his or her parent and church) – to live in true freedom and wholeness.

    Many times PKs have a struggle in finding their own faith and identity and this book is a great resource. Also, we now have a PK Program here at Care for Pastors to come alongside your PKs to help them in their journey. We offer private FB groups, Instagram, Text-to-talk, and Zoom hangouts. For more information, you can go to

    We are here to walk with you on this challenging ministry journey. Please let us know how we can help you and your family.



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