The Pastor's Wife and Her Family

Nov. 4, 2011 Holly Elliff

Holly Elliff teaches from Colossians 3 to provide three different lenses that bring our families into focus. As she digs into these verses, she shines light on God's perspective, priority, and process for our family relationships that help us discover why what happens in our families is so important because ultimately, they reflect the glory of God.

Running Time: 38 minutes


Holly Elliff: Well, I want us to talk a little bit today about the pastor’s wife and her family. Now I can’t imagine why Nancy gave me this topic apart from the fact that I’ve been married for thirty-eight years to a pastor, and I have eight children. I have six grandchildren who are four and under. I also take care of my mom who has Alzheimer’s.

So I have some family around. As a matter of fact, the other night when I walked into the hotel room I thought, “Wow, there is no one here but me,” and it was a really nice feeling. I don’t think I’d like it all the time, but it was really nice for a couple of nights to just have time to really get in the presence of the Lord.

I don’t know what your season of life is. It looks like …

About the Speaker

Holly Elliff

Holly Elliff

Holly has been married to her high school sweetheart, Bill, for nearly fifty years. She has been a pastor's wife since she was twenty and has eight married children and twenty-five grandkids. Her life experiences have enabled her to share with women of all ages the reality of God’s sufficient grace for every step of their journey, and she is frequently featured on Revive Our Hearts programs and conferences.