Though expectations have shifted, spouses still feel the weight of church drama.
Today's generation of pastors' wives fill a different role than the dressed-up, casserole-toting caricature that came before them, but they still feel the pressures of being married to ministry. Younger spouses expressed more frustration than older ones over how their position impacts their friendships and finances. About 7 out of 10 pastors' spouses say they have few people to confide in, LifeWay researchers found. More than half don't feel enough emotional connection to others, or worry about being betrayed by people at church. continue reading >>