The Minister’s Wife

A few years back I wrote a newsletter called The Minister’s Wife, and it was mailed to a handful of wives of pastors around the country, mostly in the CREC. But I got side-tracked and it didn’t last very long. I’m thinking of resurrecting it as an email newsletter to those pastors’ wives out there who would like to receive it. It will not be published on my blog, but rather just sent out to a list of email “subscribers” who would like to receive it.

So, if you are interested, you can leave a comment here, and I will email you back with more information. You do not need to be married to a minister who is pastoring in a church in our denomination. Any pastor’s wives interested are welcome. And if your husband is preparing for the ministry and not yet ordained, you are certainly welcome as well. I will be addressing practical topics that I think might be of help or interest, and you will be able to email me any specific questions or topics you would like me to address. As a minister’s wife of over thirty years, I hope I can be encouraging to you.

When you leave a comment, you don’t need to leave any more information, but when I email you in return, I’d be interested to know a few things about you: what denomination your church is in, how long your husband has been in the ministry, and what part of the U.S. (or what country!) you are in.

I will try to send a “newsletter” once a month, Lord willing. So let me know if you are interested!

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155 thoughts on “The Minister’s Wife

  1. I would enjoy receiving the newsletter. Thanks for your time and effort in sending it out.

  2. I think this is a wonderful thing you’re doing, Nancy. I’m out in the cold though since my husband isn’t a pastor. This will be a good blessing on many and I’m happy to see it nonetheless. 🙂

  3. If you are an elder’s wife, and your situation is comparable to a minister’s wife, then sure, you are welcome.

  4. Thanks so much! Please include me. I have never left a comment on your blog, but I so appreciate the things you have to share….virtual mentorship.

  5. I have frequently thought that I would love to have you give some specific instruction to pastors’ wives. So, yes! Please include me!

  6. I think it’s a wonderful ministry- how thoughtful!
    Although I don’t qualify for the newsletter, I do have a parenting question for you that is delicate. Is there any chance you could send me a quick email so that I could ask your advice? I apologize for asking on this thread – I hope that’s ok…
    Thank you!

  7. Would absolutely LOVE to receive your newsletter! Please include me. Have never left a comment, but read your blog everyday. Thank you for all your insight, and counsel.

  8. I am an Elders wife, hopefully I qualify. Would love to receive more of your wisdom. Thank you.

  9. Could you send it to The Netherlands, as well? 😉 Thank you for doing this, I think it’s a great idea!

  10. YES! I have been waiting for this Nancy! I am delighted that you have decided to resurrect this. Thank you!

  11. My husband is preparing for a pastorate, please include me. Thank you for your faithful ministry!


  12. Thanks, ladies, for the terrific response. I’m thankful that I don’t have to buy stamps to mail this out! Email has its advantages! So, Lord willing, I will be sending something to you once I have my system figured out.

  13. Hi Nancy,

    Please include me on your list. I very much need Godly wisdom as I learn to be the supportive wife my husband needs to complement his work. Also any thoughts specifically on those involved in church planting (low funding, small group, low morale ;), etc.) would be greatly appreciated.

    Many Thanks,

  14. Hi Nancy,
    Thanks for starting The Minister’s Wife again. Preparing for the Lord’s Day was especially helpful! 🙂

  15. Thanks so much, Nancy! I look forward to it and know it was be a blessing to me and everyone else.

  16. Hi… I am not married yet but I would like to prepare myself to be a minister’s wife. I believe the newsletter would be very helpful. Can I be on the mailiing list too?

  17. Not sure my particular situation would make the cut, but this elder’s wife is also interested. Any instruction and encouragement from you is greatly valued!

  18. I would love to receive it! Thanks for all of your work. You have been a great encouragement through the years!

  19. Nancy,
    Look at this response! The need for encouragement for the minister’s wife is huge. To resurrect what you began years ago, I do believe would be highly fruitful for God’s Church. Of course I am very much interested, but even more, I will be prayerful as you walk through this door of ministry. Much love in Jesus, Diane

  20. I would love to receive your newsletter aimed at helping wives of ministers! As a mother to many young ones, knowing how to best support my husband’s role at the church is a question I often ponder!

    Thank you!

  21. I am so excited you are going to do this. I have been thinking and praying about this side of serving in the church (the wives side) and I am thrilled God has seen fit to provide an avenue for teaching in this area.
    Thank you!

  22. I would love to hear your words of wisdom from one pastor’s wife to another. Thank you!

  23. Yes please do add me to your list. You have a great Titus 2 ministry and I was honoured to have met you at Blenheim. Thank you.

  24. Hi – can I send my friends who are pastors’ wives a link or something so that they can receive your newsletter? Most of them are too busy to read blogs or even their email very regularly!

  25. Meredith,
    Of course you can send your friends a link. And if they are interested, they can leave a comment. Thanks for checking!

  26. Nancy,
    Please include me in your newsletter. I’ve been hoping you’d resurrect it. Thanks! Ruth

  27. I’m at least interested in the occasional read, as I’m considering going into the ministry and the effect on my wife is one of my primary concerns.

  28. Ladies,
    All of you who requested to receive the newsletter should have received an email by now. If you didn’t, please let me know here, and I will try again.Thanks!

  29. I am an assistant Pastor’s wife. We are independent fundamental baptists, we live in Denver, Colorado, and we are expecting our 7th child. My husband has been in the ministry for 9 yrs. I love your books, and your husbands, and my son just enjoyed “100 Cupboards”. I also enjoy the humor. I would like to receive the newsletter. Thank you.

  30. I’m not sure that you would consider me qualified. And, actually I do not consider myself a minister’s wife. But, my husband is the chief musician here at Christ Church Spokane, and is upheld to elder’s standards. He is very interested in Greyfriars someday as well. So, if it would be appropriate, I would be blessed by the newsletter, I believe. If not, let me know- I would understand. My friend, Jana, encouraged me to ask. Thanks!

  31. Nancy, I would love to receive a copy as we are raising vessels of honor, unto Christ, by faith, & His abundant mercy. Thank you for sharing! Blessings & cheers!

  32. Mrs. Wilson,

    I would love to get your newsletter. I’ve been wondering if you had anything published for wives of those in ministry, as there seems to be a lot of unique concerns. I knew about some of these when we got married (10/6/07), but not all of them and especially now that we are expecting our first baby in 2 months, it seems like a lot of wisdom is needed to prioritize and fulfill both the calls God has on my husband’s life.

    Thank you for your help!

  33. I would love to receive your newsletter. Thank you for ministering to ministry wives in this way!

  34. Greetings, Nancy. My husband is a CREC pastor in Cincinnati (Holy Trinity). I would appreciate being added to the list, as an old friend from New Hampshire (Liz Ferguson) had many good things to say about your chats with her.


  35. I would love the minister’s wife newsletter when you resurrect it. We are at St. Mark Reformed in Nashville, TN. Thank you.

  36. Hi Nancy,
    I am interested in being included on your newsletter for pastors’ wives. Thank you!

  37. I have been a minister’s wife for a year now and would really love to receive some Godly wisdom as to how I can better support my husband in his ministry. I’m struggling a bit at the moment. I hope I’m not too late. Thank you:)

  38. Thank you so much Nancy. I have been a minister’s wife for about 15 years. I have been through some of the best ministry experiences ever and one of the worst and thankfully again in a wonderful situation. I thank God he will be using you this way. May I please be added to your Minister’s wife listing?
    Gratefully, Heidi

  39. Could you please add me to the list for this newsletter? I’m an elder’s wife involved in mentoring future pastor’s wives at our pastors’ college. Thanks. Janet Howell

  40. I would very much like to be added to your newsletter list if it is still possible. Thank you for your wisdom and ministry.

  41. Hi Nancy,

    I have been receiving your newsletter for about a year now and somehow deleted all the pdf’s of them that I have been saving. Would you mind putting my new email on the list and send me all the back copies of MW? I have loved reading through them and reference back to them sometimes.


  42. Hi Nancy,

    I am interested in receiving your newsletter. Thanks for offering it! I was also going to ask if you had any books you would recommend to me as I prepare to be a pastor’s wife. Lord-willing, come the new year, my husband will be ordained and begin his ministry as a pastor. I would love to learn better what my role is as his wife in that new context and how my role in the church has changed.

    Thanks, Maile

  43. Does your husband have to be a pastor to receive these? If not, I would love to receive your newsletters too.

  44. Hey,

    How about a blog post on ladies of the church ministering TO the minister’s wife? Please share some specifics on how we can be most encouraging to these ladies!

  45. I just came across this blog and was wondering if this newsletter still existed? Would like to receive it if it does. Thanks!

  46. If you are still writing this, I would love to receive it! I have read many of your books and I just want to thank you for your ministry to me. It has truly been a blessing!

  47. If you are still writing this newsletter I would be interested in receiving a copy. (I just found Volume 5, Issue 1, somewhere on the internet and it was helpful). Thanks.

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