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Pastor's Wife: Lay Down Your Life And Be a Real Friend

Pastor's Wife: Lay Down Your Life And Be a Real Friend

A very common piece of advice, or warning, I have received is that my closest friends should not be in our church. I have been told it’s impossible to have close friendships with church members, warned I will get burned, and told to find another outlet for community in order to protect myself and my family from negative experiences.

Does Church Membership Really Matter?

Does Church Membership Really Matter?

I went to Bible school and seminary, and I have never been a member of a church. Never.

I always considered myself a member of my childhood church by default of my parents’ membership, but, like my faith at the time, it was never my own. 

Confessions of a Pastor's Kid

Confessions of a Pastor's Kid

When I was growing up I often felt that my dad’s profession shaped my life a lot more than I wanted it to. Whenever people asked what my dad’s job was I would mutter with much embarrassment, “he’s a pastor.”