What is… A Pastor’s Wife?

What is… A Pastor’s Wife?

What is a pastor’s wife?  Well, she’s a wife.  Duh.  In most church circles, there is an expectation thrust upon the woman who is married to the pastor.  We call it “the pastor’s wife”.  In some circles she’s known as “the First Lady”.  In other circles, she’s “Pastor” herself by virtue of being married to the Senior Pastor.  Whatever title you want to apply, it’s clear that in most churches these days the pastor’s wife is a position that comes with being married to the pastor.  Yet in scripture we see nothing of the kind.  It’s sad to me that the woman who decides to marry the man she loves, because he is a pastor must submit to a rigorous set of expectations by the church in which her husband serves.  I tell my wife all the time: “You are not the pastor’s wife!  You are a woman who married a man who happens to be a pastor”.  Therefore I have no expectations of my wife beyond being my wife…and my love. Read more about What is… A Pastor’s Wife?