How to Survive the Ministry (for Pastors' Wives)

Sept. 21, 2012 Karen Waddles

Research shows that 80 percent of pastors' wives wish their husbands would choose another profession. How can you find joy and peace amidst the often tumultuous waters of ministry? Join us as we explore the rich treasure of Psalm 91 and discover nuggets of encouragement and hope for weary pastors' wives.


Karen Waddles: We are pastors' wives in here, right? And ministers' wives? Amen? Pastors' wives and ministers' wives? I think that the True Woman team has worked in earnest to find a time and a place where we as pastors' wives can come together and can share some of our common concerns. So if you're not a pastor's wife or a minister's wife, well, you know what you need to do, right? Amen. Did I say that nice enough? (laughter)

I am a hugger and if I could, I would walk down the aisles and give every one of you a hug. But because I can't do that, I'm going to ask you to stand up and hug the lady on your left and the lady on your right. Thank you. Thank you. That felt good, didn't it? Some of us haven't had a hug today.

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About the Speaker

Karen Waddles

Karen Waddles

Karen Waddles is assistant to the publisher at Moody Publishers, a conference speaker, and a contributing author of Our Voices: Issues Facing Black Women in America and The Women of Color Study Bible. She and her husband, George, who has pastored for over thirty years, have four grown children and nine grandchilren. Karen's greatest joy is seeing women experience the fruit of God's blessings when they apply the principles of biblical womanhood to their lives.