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October 21, 2016 by Jill Waggoner | Flourish - Ministry Wives
I have found much enjoyment these last few weeks in telling my friends, “I’m reading a book about a pastor’s wife who left her husband’s church at 37.” And it was even more fun to say, “Brandt [my husband] gave it to me.”
October 20, 2016 by Jeana Floyd | Flourish - Ministry Wives
The year was 1990. It was the month of March, and I had been diagnosed with breast cancer in January. Ronnie and I were attending a conference for pastors and their wives, and I had arrived with a broken heart.
October 17, 2016 by Lori Frank | Flourish - Ministry Wives
In the middle of a busy day, I found myself having a mental “conversation” in which I was telling off a member of our congregation. Can you relate?
October 13, 2016 by Kathy Ferguson Litton | Flourish - Ministry Wives
Never in my lifetime have relationships been so critical for leaders. Our culture is crying out for authenticity, community and transparency.
October 10, 2016 by Beth Holmes | Flourish - Ministry Wives
On Monday, December 15, 2014, I found myself somewhere I really didn’t want to be. I was sitting in a very small office with my husband, a kind doctor and a bunch of scans. Then, he said the one word I had hoped to never hear... cancer.
October 6, 2016 by Tish Hedger | Flourish - Ministry Wives
Attachment to one’s mother is a mystery of the heart. The desire to know my mom is an enduring companion. If she called me tomorrow, I would go to her. Wherever she was, I would go.
October 3, 2016 by Susie Hawkins | Flourish - Ministry Wives
She was weeping over the phone. Grief, anger and frustration were pouring out of her as she told me her latest news. Her husband of over thirty years had left her for another woman. At one time, he had been a deacon in their church—a respected spiritual leader.
September 29, 2016 by Annie B Garman | Flourish - Ministry Wives
This summer has been rough in some ways. Not in every way, of course. I did spend the entire summer in a tourist destination, hiking volcanoes, soaking in hot springs, touching glaciers and chasing waterfalls. But, of course, you can’t run away from your problems—especially if you are the problem.