Since we live in a world that doesn’t view pastoral ministry as a high calling, it is probably no surprise that many do not view pastor’s wives as having a high calling either (including some pastor’s wives!).
I suppose there are many reasons why this is the case. Some people have an image in their head of what a pastor’s wife looks like (or should look like) and they simply don’t want that for themselves. Perhaps others think being a pastor’s wife means certain things it doesn’t necessarily mean. And others are probably wary of a life where you are often scrutinized, watched, and maybe even critiqued.
For all these reasons, I was pleased to give a talk on “The Importance of Being a Pastor’s Wife” to the gathering of women at last week’s PCA General Assembly in Greensboro, NC. It was a packed house so apparently there are many folks interested in that subject!
If you are interested in listening, here it is: