We long to have deep friendships with other pastors’ wives in our church. But how do we go about initiating and building those relationships amidst the busyness of ministry? Pastors’ wives Meredith Miller and Bailey Leitch share today how they have cultivated a deep friendship with one another by focusing on trust, honor, and Jesus.
- Cultivate a culture of honor in the way you speak to and about one another.
- Building a team of ministry wives in your church requires safety, security, and support.
- Center your relationship around Jesus and loving each other as friends, not the church.
“It is a huge blessing because there’s mutual encouragement. We are experiencing the same things as pastor’s wives, both of our husbands are on staff and there’s a uniqueness to that that we get to go through and encourage one another and pray for one another. I think having this relationship and getting to go through the seasons of ministry together has been really sweet.”
“I definitely felt this weight of, we’re going to be doing life with these people. So Meredith needs to know all of my stuff and I need to know her stuff because we are going to be walking alongside each other in a lot of difficulty, but also a lot of joy. I think we both had the mindset of: we need to be committed to one another and that’s going to mean vulnerability to start propelling a friendship forward.”
“That is the huge key, right? Centering the relationship around Jesus, not the church. You’re seeking to love each other as a friend does and that has nothing to do with what your husbands do. You’re gonna understand things about each other that other people might not, but to me that’s the key.”
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