Friday, April 06, 2007

Pastors' Wives

Good article in Time magazine on pastors' wives (PW) and their use of the Internet -- it seems that more and more PWs are using it to find the support they don't get in their husband's church. Among the statistics cited:
  • 84% of the women surveyed "did not feel prepared" for their husband's lifestyle as a pastor.
  • 80% of the women surveyed feel "unappreciated" or "unaccepted" by their husband's church.
  • Asked to list the biggest problem they face as a pastor's wife, the most common response is "loneliness" and "lack of friends."
The article concludes with the story of Rod and Stephanie Elzy -- an Adventist couple who saved their marriage only by leaving the pastorate.

Click on the title of this post for the article in Time.

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