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.


    Monday, July 25, 2022

    I love Lysa TerKeurst’s books and would like to recommend another one to you, “Uninvited.” As pastors’ wives we all deal with rejection and at times it can become crippling. The enemy wants us to feel rejected, left out, lonely and less than, but that is not God’s plan for us.

    There are so many nuggets in this book that I believe every pastor’s wife should have it on her shelf and not only read it, but go back and reread it because we need the reminders.

    Here is a description of the book:

    In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences of rejection—from the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over to the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father. She leans in to honestly examining the roots of rejection, as well as rejection’s ability to poison relationships from the inside out, including our relationship with God.

    With biblical depth, gut-honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, Lysa will help you:

      • Stop felling left out by believing that even when you are overlooked by others you are handpicked by God.
      • Change your tendency to either fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process your hurt.
      • Know exactly what to pray for the next ten days to steady your soul and restore your confidence in the midst of rejection.
      • Overcome the two core fears that feed your insecurities by understanding the secret of belonging.

    Uninvited reminds us we are destined for a love that can never be diminished, tarnished, shaken or taken–a love that does not reject or uninvite.

    I pray this book will be a life-changing read for you. Remember, “Rejection steals the best of who I am by reinforcing the worst of what’s been said to me.”

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