• Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is no...
    Remember Your First Love
    By Karen Jordan
    June 05th, 2014

    Ministry Spouses
  • I may look calm on the outside. But on the inside I’m frantically trying to digest ridiculous amounts of complex carbs without storing cellulite.T...
    Complex Carbs—and the Comple...
    By Rhonda Rhea
    July 10th, 2014

    Ministry Spouses
  • “A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” —Ruth Bell GrahamMarriage is huge. I don’t think there is any way to understand how hug...
    Your Key to a Great Marriage
    By Pete Briscoe
    July 24th, 2014

    Ministry Spouses
  • I’ve been asked several times recently for my advice on raising a family. The only advice I have is from personal experience. My boys are grown...
    5 Things I'd Do Differently If ...
    By Ron Edmondson
    December 17th, 2014

    Ministry Spouses
  • There are two critical assumptions in a marriage relationship. I mean critical. They can also dangerous. Making these two assumptions but not under...
    Two Critical and Dangerous Ass...
    By Ron Edmondson
    January 28th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • Sometimes we make marriage harder than it has to be. One of the best and easiest strategies to helping couples grow their marriage is to practice a...
    Three Words to Strengthen Your...
    By Ron Edmondson
    February 18th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • People often ask me for advice on raising girls. I’ve got some, but all of my suggestions involve a shotgun and long ankle-length dresses, so yo...
    Seven Suggestions on Raising B...
    By Ron Edmondson
    April 01st, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • How does a once good marriage slip away? I get asked that question when it becomes public that a marriage everyone thought was rock solid falls apart....
    Five Ways a Once Good Marriage...
    By Ron Edmondson
    April 09th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • Guys, can I be honest with you? Marriage can be hard. Did you know that already? Sometimes you do the wrong thing before you even knew you did the ...
    Seven Things You May Not Know ...
    By Ron Edmondson
    April 22nd, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • A few years ago we had our first marriage retreat at the Sanctuary Covenant Church, where I was pastor. More than 50 couples attended and we had a g...
    Marriage as Ministry
    By Efrem Smith
    May 20th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • In a recent blog post, I introduced the Biblical concept of marriage as ministry, so it makes sense to lift up family as ministry as well. In Genesi...
    Family As Ministry
    By Efrem Smith
    May 27th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • My degree in counseling and experience working with hundreds of couples has helped me process some thoughts about men and women and how they com...
    Five Tips to Better Communicat...
    By Ron Edmondson
    June 03rd, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • Last week I ministered to a group of young adults in a church in Singapore. From talking to some of them I knew that the stereotypical Asian fathe...
    Seven Essential Qualities of D...
    By J. Lee Grady
    June 17th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • When it comes to being a parent I am pretty confident. This is not because I think that I am an amazing person or that I have read (or authored) paren...
    You Don't Have to Parent Alone
    By Michael Hidalgo
    June 24th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • The following is an actual question I received from a blog reader, but it’s also representative of others I frequently receive: Can you share or po...
    Seven Ways I Partner With My W...
    By Ron Edmondson
    July 08th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • My two boys are in their mid-twenties. They have pretty stable lives. They came off our family payroll pretty much right out of college, which I g...
    What I Want for My Boys
    By Ron Edmondson
    July 15th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • Frankly, I wish it happened more often, but I am always encouraged when it does. Occasionally a young father will come to me wanting to know how to b...
    Five Suggestions to Make Famil...
    By Ron Edmondson
    July 29th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • When it comes to being a parent I am pretty confident. This is not because I think that I am an amazing person or that I have read (or authored) p...
    You Don't Have to Parent Alone
    By Michael Hidalgo
    August 12th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • My wife and I are well into our years as empty nesters. Both of our boys have finished college, one is in grad school, but both are supporting the...
    Five Things I Learned in Sendi...
    By Ron Edmondson
    August 19th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • In our first year of marriage, it was not uncommon to find me steadily peering down toward my lap whenever we had guests at the dinner table. I ha...
    The Consequences of Dislocatio...
    By Jonathan K. Dodson
    August 26th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • If a pastor is not careful, the weight of everyone else’s problems will take precedence over the issues and concerns of the pastor’s immediate...
    Protect Your Family Life in Mi...
    By Ron Edmondson
    September 02nd, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • I’d like to introduce you to one of the very first young leaders in the Church. His name was Timothy. Timothy was one of the converts that ca...
    Becoming a Leader in Your Own ...
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    September 09th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • I am realizing that my greatest ministry will be in the next generation. The life of David reminded me of that some weeks ago. There came a point whe...
    Fight for Your Family
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    September 16th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • I love marriage. I love the idea of marriage and the process of marriage. But, marriage isn’t easy. It’s actually hard to have a good marriage. ...
    Two Become ONE
    By Ron Edmondson
    September 30th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • At the beginning of our marriage Kristi and I were both working full time jobs and going to graduate schools in psychology. Obviously, we didn’t...
    Couch Time for Couples
    By Bill Gaultiere
    October 07th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • Conflict. It’s inevitable in marriage and our other close relationships. When you love someone you’ll have misunderstandings, disagreements, an...
    Speak the Truth in Love
    By Bill Gaultiere
    October 14th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • During our family devotions at dinner recently Briana (age seven) asked me a question I’ll never forget. It illustrates the importance of a father...
    Family Time at the Dinner Tabl...
    By Bill Gaultiere
    October 21st, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • The pastor’s wife is supposed to always look nice, smile, sit down in the front row of church, and agree with her husband. Her kids need to be mod...
    Pastor's Wife Scriptures
    By Bill Gaultiere
    October 28th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • This post is written to my wife.It could be to anyone married to a pastor. It’s hard work. In fact, I’ve said this before, but the spouse of the p...
    Thank You to the Pastor's Wife
    By Ron Edmondson
    November 04th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • We piled into the small suv with my brother, Luke, and sister-in-law, Miranda. The “in-law” part feels artificial when you really are f...
    What Forty Years of Marriage C...
    By Jonathan K. Dodson
    November 18th, 2015

    Ministry Spouses
  • I’d like to introduce you to one of the very first young leaders in the Church. His name was Timothy. Timothy was one of the converts that came to...
    Becoming a Leader in Your Own ...
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    January 27th, 2016

    Ministry Spouses
  • Marriage should be likened more to a marathon than a sprint. One of the tough things is that you and your partner are going through this marathon an...
    The Marriage Marathon
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    February 24th, 2016

    Ministry Spouses
  • From Ron Edmondson's blog:This is guest post from my wife Cheryl. She’s amazing. Here are six suggestions for a pastor’s wife: 1. You aren’t the ...
    Six Thoughts for Pastors Wives
    By Ron Edmondson
    March 30th, 2016

    Ministry Spouses
  • I’ve written before about a man’s greatest need. It’s respect. We may not even admit it out loud, but I’d say it’s true most every time. Yo...
    Seven Ways for a Husband to Ea...
    By Ron Edmondson
    April 27th, 2016

    Ministry Spouses
  • When I was small my mother held me and cared for me. Of course, she didn’t love me perfectly. But along the way God provided spiritual mothers and...
    Healing Your Mother Wounds
    By Bill Gaultiere
    May 04th, 2016

    Ministry Spouses
  • Some years ago I had a delightful experience that I’ll never forget. I was about to drive home from an appointment and I called home first. My you...
    Daddy Is Home
    By Bill Gaultiere
    May 18th, 2016

    Ministry Spouses