Donna Bordelon Alder’s review of relevant literature has distilled the responses of ministry wives in 7 surveys to reflect the opinions of over 7,000 women from many denominations, and ages. Alder delivers a well-researched, well-illustrated book on the joys, the challenges, the success strategies of pastor’s wives.
She combines relevant background information and advice mined from the experiences of thousands to illustrate life stories and to empathize with those considering, those anticipating, and those engaged in life as ministry wives. They no longer need to feel alone in their experiences.
The strengths of this book lie in its ability to successfully capture the actual experiences and advice of these thousands of women, in its relevant life stories, its down-to-earth readable nature, and its tender encouragement sprinkled along the path enlightened by each chapter.
Donna bordelon alder has served as associate professor of biology at Roberts Wesleyan College for 28 years. She has biology degrees from Southern Nazarene University and the University of Rochester (MS) where she has completed work towards her PhD. She has written articles for Journal of Cell Biology, Preachers’ Magazine and Focus on the Family. She and her husband live in Rochester, NY.
Pastors’ wives may be one of the most under-studied and over-stressed group of people. Donna shares her story and journey as a pastor’s wife to encourage and support other wives.”
--Dr. Linda Hardin, D. Min.
Single Women’s and Young Adult Ministries
Church of the Nazarene
“Personally, having been married to a pastor's wife for 50 years, I do not believe those who hold the position of clergy wife can ever receive too much encouragement or enlightenment. Donna Alder has a book full of just that -- affirmation and guidance for those who are called a pastor's wife.”
--H.B. London, Jr.
Vice President, Church & Clergy
Focus on the Family
“This is . . . a significant, in depth work . . . an extremely well written labor of love which I feel will be of great value to ministry wives around the world.”
Co-Founder of Shepherds’ Fold Ministries
Author of She Can’t Even Play the Piano!, Unshakable Faith for Shaky Times
“As a scientist and educator, Donna Alder reveals scientific information and professional insight on the causes and results of depression in Ministry wives. Yet, from both personal experience and detailed research, she presents powerful and practical helps for overcoming.”
Director of Lydia Prayer Groups
Author of Simply Praying and Simply Listening