My friend Christopher Esget tagged me on this a while back, so I’ll show it to you:
Turn to page 123 of the book nearest to you.
Count the first five sentences.
Post the next three.
The book is Pastors in Transition: Why Clergy Leave Local Church Ministry, by Dean R. Hoge and Jacqueline E. Wenger. The sentences are from a paragraph about how a pastor (named Andrew) regrets the pain his wife felt during his time as a parish pastor:
I mean, I will filling the pastorate role, and everybody seemed satisfied about that. But they expected her to be as big a pastor as me, and be a preaching and everything. And that’s not my wife.
There you have it. A little glimpse into the inner workings of being a pastor’s wife.
I’ll tag my buddies Dave Juhl and Scott Stiegemeyer.
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So give us the scoop. Why are we leaving? Besides the biblical reasons; neglect of office, gross sins…etc. What does the book say?