It is always a difficult thing to be your family’s only pastor. As if it weren’t difficult enough in relation to your children, you also are given the care of your spouse. In this regard, my wife is gone for two days to a minister’s spouse retreat with others in the same life-setting. I find this to be an invaluable ministry to help meet some of her social and spiritual needs. I realize that there needs to be others speaking into her life and that she needs time away from the children to be refreshed and enjoy the friendships of other women who’s husbands serve the church. This is one of those get-aways that I have strongly supported from the beginning as part of my pastoral (and husbandly) care of my wife. So what do you do as a pastor to care for the needs of your spouse?
[originally blogged at bluechippastor.org on May 15, 2012]