TIME Magazine on pastor's wives

>> March 1, 2011

HELP WANTED: Pastor's wife. Must sing, play music, lead youth groups, raise seraphic children, entertain church notables, minister to other wives, have ability to recite Bible backward and choreograph Christmas pageant. Must keep pastor sated, peaceful and out of trouble. Difficult colleagues, demanding customers, erratic hours. Pay: $0.
That's how one article in TIME magazine starts. It isn't a recent article, but I just stumbled across it and wanted to share it with you.

We all know that being a PW makes for a unique life. No other wife's life is exactly the same as those of us who are married to the pastor.

One of my favorite aspects of the article is its' emphasis on how the Internet can bring PWs together into a network of shared advice and support that never existed for past generations. That's really what CLUTCH is all about.

You might not know it, but CLUTCH is read by PWs in more than 20 countries every single week. We'd like to grow our readership too, so that more and more young PWs can be blessed and share their blessings back with us. So why not let your fellow PW friends in on the secret?

Read the full article by LISA TAKEUCHI CULLEN here: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1604902,00.html#ixzz1Dm0BROEe. Then, maybe come back here and tell us what you thought about it?

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Jeni March 1, 2011 at 1:49 PM  

As sad and "silly" as that "job description" may sound it is EXACTLY what our previous church expected of me. Sad, but true. Yes, it was a HIGHLY dysfunctional place. Praise the Lord our current church would be horrified to think I thought all or any of that was expected of me. Such a blessing these people are!!

Stephanie March 2, 2011 at 10:18 AM  

In disagreement with the TIME article, I believe that the PW is called by God to her role, similarly to her husband. Why would God call half a person? We become one when we're married, and functioning as though this were not so would cause stress to any relationship. So the question should never be, "Am I called to be a pastor's wife?" but rather, "Has God called us as a couple to do His ministry?"

"What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." Matthew 19:6

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