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January 29, 2014 by Christine Hoover | Flourish - Ministry Wives
In ministry, sometimes wounds are inflicted upon us. They come from both inside and outside the church, from people who are unhappy with decisions made, who are offended by something we've said or done, or who simply didn't have the full story...
January 27, 2014 by Christine Hoover | Flourish - Ministry Wives
There is a dream that dies when we are wounded by another pastor's wife. Let's face it, we typically enter ministry alongside our husbands with an ideal picture of what it will be like to serve on the staff of a church, a kind of...
January 22, 2014 by Guest Post | Flourish - Ministry Wives
Author Ed Stetzer answers questions on how and why pastors' kids are prone to hate the ministry. NO one in ministry wants their kids to end up hating ministry or even more damaging rejecting Jesus. Yet is is a reality for kids coming out of...
January 20, 2014 by Tricia Lovejoy | Flourish - Ministry Wives
My husband had turned out the lights as we crawled in bed, and he was recounting the activities of his day - his accomplishments and wins.   We were 2 years into our church plant, and by all accounts we were doing well. More people than...
January 17, 2014 by Kathy Ferguson Litton | Flourish - Ministry Wives
A picture of ourselves, taken by ourselves. Oxford’s 2013 Word of the Year was “selfie”—a signal that the digital self-portrait explosion has gone wild globally. We stage the perfect shot as vehicle in creating an identity we desire. We let...
January 13, 2014 by Lori McDaniel | Flourish - Ministry Wives
  Tiny public mistakes are always made, but it’s the memorable ones that sting the most.   Once the sting has dissipated, they are also the ones that become laughable sermon illustrations.   I don’t remember the sermon that...
January 8, 2014 by Kathy Ferguson Litton | Flourish - Ministry Wives
The eye-rolling preteen. I’ve been her.  It’s predictable that somewhere between 9-16 a child will lose sight of the intelligence of their parents. Later, depending on the wisdom of said child, their parents become their go-to when buying...
January 1, 2014 by Guest Post | Flourish - Ministry Wives
One of the things we have to guard against as spiritual leaders is letting our relationship with God become a job that we have to do, rather than a relationship that we want to nurture. For everyone in ministry -- from lead pastors to lay leaders...

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