“Don’t just Survive…Thrive…” Don’t you want that? I do. Is it possible in the role of being the wife of a pastor? A pastor’s wife? Thriving?
I recently came across a book that addresses this very question. Thriving as a Pastor’s Wife by Christine Hoover
The author of this book grabs your attention from her first words written. She had questions after 20 years in ministry and a year and a half of “crisis leadership” with her pastor husband during COVID. Some of her first words in the book captured my attention and my own topsy turvy heart with all the shake-ups in ministry.
“I’d felt lost for a while, or rather as if I’d been in a snow globe and someone had been shaking it endlessly.” Pg 20
Isn’t that a great visual image?
Those are words of survival, not thriving. She recognized it and started on a journey to restore things to their proper peace and place.
She doesn’t just journey to survive, but strives to understand how to thrive. She does this through seeking wise counsel, learning how to properly lament when things are turned upside down, to rest in the fact that God sees each of us in our intimate struggles even when we are seemingly invisible to others.
So, sit in a comfy place, grab some well-deserved “soul care” time and open the pages of this book to start your own journey towards thriving as the wife of a pastor. I believe it’s possible. Do you?