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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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Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skies. You are awesome, O God, in Your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to His people. Praise be to God! Ps 68:35

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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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PoWeR— the Pastors' Wives Resources website provides resources for the parsonage family. It is also a place where you will find a common bond with those who constantly face the joy and challenges of parsonage life…read more

Menopause and the Ministry PDF Print E-mail
Written by O.E. Dement, MD.   

When life is in balance and you feel great, things around you usually appear rosy and straight forward. If, however, you have lost your energy, you are stressed to the max, your life is pulled in multiple directions, your sex life is non existent, your sleep is restless and tormented with hot flashes, and you have difficulty making even simple decisions that previously came easily, you might be experiencing perimenopause or even true menopause. Some or most of these symptoms are experienced by the majority of women between 45 and 55 years of age. Approximately 50 per cent of women go through these phases of life with mild to moderate effect on their daily life. Another 25 per cent will have only minor symptoms and about 25 per cent will have symptoms that greatly interrupt their life and sometimes the life of those around them.

Retreat Sites PDF Print E-mail
Written by Linda Hardin   

The following list of retreat sites solely provides information. There is no given or implied recommendation, endorsement, or other approval rating from the Church of the Nazarene.

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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