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Pastors' Wives Retreat

Pastors' Wives Resource site provided by the Sunday School Discipleship Ministries International, a ministry of the Church of the Nazarene. We want to hear about your experiences, the lessons you’ve learned and how God’s Word and prayer supported and sustained you in the joys and challenges of parsonage life.

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Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged .... for there is a greater power with us ... 2 Chronicles 32:7

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We want to hear about your experiences, the lessons you’ve learned and how God’s Word and prayer supported and sustained you in the joys and challenges of parsonage life.

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Balancing Priorities
My Journey to Fulfillment PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joyce Dement   

I grew up in the northeastern part of the United States; my husband grew up in the mid-south. We met at the University of Missouri where I was working as an R.N. and my husband to be was in medical school. Over lunch one day, we shared our Christian faith and our individual involvement in the Christian Medical Society. Within a year, we were married and I was living 1200 miles from my home. At first, that was not a big deal. I had married a wonderfully charismatic, fun-loving, entertaining guy. He made up songs to sing to me. He met me for 2:00 a.m. breaks when I worked night shifts. He cleaned ice from my car windshield in the winter and left romantic notes. I was happy with the love of my life and fulfilled with my own career.

Have You Lost That Lovin’ Feeling? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pamela Enderby   

by Pamela Enderby

During my husband’s seminary years, my ministry strategy took shape. I attended a few evening classes led by seasoned pastors’ wives who shared a plethora of heartwarming experiences and frequently exhorted us, “Just love the people in your congregation!”

Unrealistic Expectations PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Barnard   

By Tom Barnard

I can’t remember the make or model of the car. It was nondescript. But the bumper sticker on the back of the car was anything but nondescript. The words made me laugh so hard I nearly caused an accident. Here was the message printed on the bumper sticker: Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed!

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A note to Pastors' husbands –  

We welcome pastors’ husbands to visit this page and to provide insights into the needs and challenges you face. Let us know how we can minister to you and assist as you fulfill your supportive roles. Send your comments and suggestions to us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Until then, we welcome you to join the discussions and provide resources on this site...Read More

Prayer support –

Each weekday, Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries International (SDMI) meet for prayer. All requests will be presented to the staff, except those identified as confidential. We’ll pray for you, asking God to work and to extend grace and mercy...Read More

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