Every year I see a new crop of seminary students, eager to jump into their studies and to prepare for ministry. But, behind the scenes, there is another story that often goes untold. The story of the seminary wives.
Of course, I recognize that there are also seminary husbands, but there is a unique challenge for seminary wives as they sometimes struggle to find their own calling in the mist of following their husband’s.
Seminary can be a wonderful, exciting time, full of fresh spiritual growth. But it can also be a struggle–financially, spiritually, and relationally. In the mist of these struggles, it is easy for wives to wonder whether it is all worth it.
On this note, I really appreciate my wife’s recent article just posted on The Gospel Coalition website: “Seminary Wives: 10 Encouragements for the Journey.” She offers some wonderful biblical and practical wisdom about navigating seminary, and, ultimately, about surviving in ministry.
But, this article is not just beneficial for seminary wives. Seminary students themselves should also take the time to read it. It will give you a great perspective on life in the ministry, and your wife’s role in it.