• A young pastor in one of my Soul Shepherding Groups asked all of us pastors seated around him, “Please pray for me. Everyday I can’t finish my w...
    Too Busy to Play with Your Chi...
    By Bill Gaultiere
    October 19th, 2016

    Ministry Spouses
  • Six years ago I thought everything was fine with my relationships. Sure, there were the usual tensions between me, my wife and my adolescent child...
    The Day My Marriage Blew Up
    By David Murrow
    October 05th, 2016

    Ministry Spouses
  • Most parents want to develop a close, lasting bond with their children which goes beyond the years a child lives in the home. Having a relationship ...
    Build Lasting Relationships wi...
    By Ron Edmondson
    September 21st, 2016

    Ministry Spouses
  • Six years ago I thought everything was fine with my relationships. Sure, there were the usual tensions between me, my wife and my adolescent child...
    Stop Managing Your Husband's Re...
    By David Murrow
    September 07th, 2016

    Ministry Spouses
  • This week my wife and I packed our belongings and made the biggest move of our lives. After living in the Orlando area for 24 years we pulled up ou...
    Finding Grace in Transition
    By J. Lee Grady
    August 31st, 2016

    Ministry Spouses
  • She sat in my office, tight-lipped, teary, determined not to allow years’ worth of anger to boil into some sort of scene. “It’s taken me a lon...
    A Word About the Pastor's Wife
    By Lawrence W. Wilson
    August 17th, 2016

    Ministry Spouses
  • Is your marriage struggling? I do not at all mean to oversimplify your problems. There is always more to the story than what is immediately visible,...
    Wrong Expectations Can Injure ...
    By Ron Edmondson
    August 10th, 2016

    Ministry Spouses
  • Leaders are Lovers. That’s what Jesus said (John 21:15-19) when he reinstated Peter. But what kind of lovers? And how is that love catalytic? “Lov...
    Leaders Are Lovers
    By Bill Donahue
    August 03rd, 2016

    Ministry Spouses
  • Finding family balance in a busier than ever world is tough. It has to be one of the most frequently asked questions I get from other pastors and lea...
    Finding Time for Your Family
    By Ron Edmondson
    July 20th, 2016

    Ministry Spouses
  • I often talk with pastors or other leaders who have accepted a new position or are in a time of transition. First I listen. I want to hear about what...
    Your Spouse's Emotions During T...
    By Ron Edmondson
    June 22nd, 2016

    Ministry Spouses
  • All of us have personal issues that we can improve on in order to be a better husband or wife. I’ve made a list of what I have found to be some o...
    Improve Your Marriage
    By Bill Gaultiere
    June 01st, 2016

    Ministry Spouses
  • Some years ago I had a delightful experience that I’ll never forget. I was about to drive home from an appointment and I called home first. My you...
    Daddy Is Home
    By Bill Gaultiere
    May 18th, 2016

    Ministry Spouses
  • When I was small my mother held me and cared for me. Of course, she didn’t love me perfectly. But along the way God provided spiritual mothers and...
    Healing Your Mother Wounds
    By Bill Gaultiere
    May 04th, 2016

    Ministry Spouses
  • I’ve written before about a man’s greatest need. It’s respect. We may not even admit it out loud, but I’d say it’s true most every time. Yo...
    Seven Ways for a Husband to Ea...
    By Ron Edmondson
    April 27th, 2016

    Ministry Spouses
  • From Ron Edmondson's blog:This is guest post from my wife Cheryl. She’s amazing. Here are six suggestions for a pastor’s wife: 1. You aren’t the ...
    Six Thoughts for Pastors Wives
    By Ron Edmondson
    March 30th, 2016

    Ministry Spouses
  • Marriage should be likened more to a marathon than a sprint. One of the tough things is that you and your partner are going through this marathon an...
    The Marriage Marathon
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    February 24th, 2016

    Ministry Spouses
  • I’d like to introduce you to one of the very first young leaders in the Church. His name was Timothy. Timothy was one of the converts that came to...
    Becoming a Leader in Your Own ...
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    January 27th, 2016

    Ministry Spouses
  • We piled into the small suv with my brother, Luke, and sister-in-law, Miranda. The “in-law” part feels artificial when you really are f...
    What Forty Years of Marriage C...
    By Jonathan K. Dodson
    November 18th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • This post is written to my wife.It could be to anyone married to a pastor. It’s hard work. In fact, I’ve said this before, but the spouse of the p...
    Thank You to the Pastor's Wife
    By Ron Edmondson
    November 04th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • The pastor’s wife is supposed to always look nice, smile, sit down in the front row of church, and agree with her husband. Her kids need to be mod...
    Pastor's Wife Scriptures
    By Bill Gaultiere
    October 28th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • During our family devotions at dinner recently Briana (age seven) asked me a question I’ll never forget. It illustrates the importance of a father...
    Family Time at the Dinner Tabl...
    By Bill Gaultiere
    October 21st, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • Conflict. It’s inevitable in marriage and our other close relationships. When you love someone you’ll have misunderstandings, disagreements, an...
    Speak the Truth in Love
    By Bill Gaultiere
    October 14th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • At the beginning of our marriage Kristi and I were both working full time jobs and going to graduate schools in psychology. Obviously, we didn’t...
    Couch Time for Couples
    By Bill Gaultiere
    October 07th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • I love marriage. I love the idea of marriage and the process of marriage. But, marriage isn’t easy. It’s actually hard to have a good marriage. ...
    Two Become ONE
    By Ron Edmondson
    September 30th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • I am realizing that my greatest ministry will be in the next generation. The life of David reminded me of that some weeks ago. There came a point whe...
    Fight for Your Family
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    September 16th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • I’d like to introduce you to one of the very first young leaders in the Church. His name was Timothy. Timothy was one of the converts that ca...
    Becoming a Leader in Your Own ...
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    September 09th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • If a pastor is not careful, the weight of everyone else’s problems will take precedence over the issues and concerns of the pastor’s immediate...
    Protect Your Family Life in Mi...
    By Ron Edmondson
    September 02nd, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • In our first year of marriage, it was not uncommon to find me steadily peering down toward my lap whenever we had guests at the dinner table. I ha...
    The Consequences of Dislocatio...
    By Jonathan K. Dodson
    August 26th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • My wife and I are well into our years as empty nesters. Both of our boys have finished college, one is in grad school, but both are supporting the...
    Five Things I Learned in Sendi...
    By Ron Edmondson
    August 19th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • When it comes to being a parent I am pretty confident. This is not because I think that I am an amazing person or that I have read (or authored) p...
    You Don't Have to Parent Alone
    By Michael Hidalgo
    August 12th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • Frankly, I wish it happened more often, but I am always encouraged when it does. Occasionally a young father will come to me wanting to know how to b...
    Five Suggestions to Make Famil...
    By Ron Edmondson
    July 29th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • My two boys are in their mid-twenties. They have pretty stable lives. They came off our family payroll pretty much right out of college, which I g...
    What I Want for My Boys
    By Ron Edmondson
    July 15th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • The following is an actual question I received from a blog reader, but it’s also representative of others I frequently receive: Can you share or po...
    Seven Ways I Partner With My W...
    By Ron Edmondson
    July 08th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • When it comes to being a parent I am pretty confident. This is not because I think that I am an amazing person or that I have read (or authored) paren...
    You Don't Have to Parent Alone
    By Michael Hidalgo
    June 24th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • Last week I ministered to a group of young adults in a church in Singapore. From talking to some of them I knew that the stereotypical Asian fathe...
    Seven Essential Qualities of D...
    By J. Lee Grady
    June 17th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • My degree in counseling and experience working with hundreds of couples has helped me process some thoughts about men and women and how they com...
    Five Tips to Better Communicat...
    By Ron Edmondson
    June 03rd, 2015

    Ministry Spouses