This section is especially for YOU…
Welcome to this part of our online ministry of encouragement to those who are married to pastors, ministers, missionaries etc. This part of the ministry is geared to encourage you in the unique set of circumstances spouses often find themselves in, especially in our Scottish church culture. We want to keep it real, honest and God centred as we look to explore some of the common issues that we experience due to ministry. We hope to feature encouraging contributions from others who have gained wonderful insights over many years.
We want to encourage you that you are not alone and indeed, that you may be enlightened to discover that ‘behind the veil’ many of us are wrestling with very similar issues. We firmly believe…. “BUT God”….. He IS able … and He is with you in all the ups and downs, never leaving you or abandoning you. Always loving you and wanting you to feel that love.
We love you,we are for you, and our prayer is that you know the peace, joy, grace and strength of God as you journey alongside your spouse in serving God.
** The One who calls you is faithful, and He will do it **
1Thessalonians 5:24 - (NIV)
When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn't change the town and as an older man, I tried to...read more
In the busyness and pressures of work and daily life, some of us make the mistake of being intentional everywhere else but our marriage. A slip up now and again can be rescued, but be careful that lack of priority, unconditional love, thoughtfulness and...read more
(Although this article was written for wives, it is every bit as applicable to Pastor’s husbands) The pastor’s wife is always there. Sometimes in the background, sometimes with a welcoming smile up front, sometimes noticed and appreciated, sometimes being...read more
You may be familiar with this well known story. Although some question its authenticity, or whether it’s apocryphal or not, you’ll get the point. And it’s a good one. As well as actively practicing kindness, it’s a reminder of the biblical truth that we do indeed reap...read more
Some Christian parents, pastors included, think that the church/sunday school/youth group etc., are the ones with the main responsibility to teach their children about God and becoming followers of Jesus. We're all familiar with the phrase "better caught than taught"....read more
As spouses of those in ministry we can often get weighed down with the various situations and demands placed on our loved one. We may feel overwhelmed or inadequate in how to respond to their feelings and emotions over different situations. It's good to remind...read more
Scotland is famous around the world for it’s incredible scenery, including many breath taking mountains. Mountain climbing is a natural hobby of choice for many. Spiritual mountain climbing however is a prescribed part of the Christian walk and experience....read more
'Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Hebrews 13:2 This verse has always puzzled me: should I really suspect my dinner guests of being angels in disguise? And do I have to entertain...read more