A thoughtful book written uniquely for male pastors that provides helpful insight in how to faithfully serve his family while also faithfully tending to the church.
Written by husband and wife team Brian and Cara Croft, The Pastor's Family identifies the complicated burdens and expectations ministry brings to the life of the family. The authors identify the unique challenges that pastors face as husbands and fathers, as well as the difficulties and joys of being a pastor's wife. They also highlight the joys of serving together as a family and the unique opportunities pastors have to train their children and lead their families. With discussion questions for use by couples, this book is ideal for pastors and their spouses and pastoral ministry students and their wives. The Pastor's Family equips pastors with time-tested wisdom to address the tension of family and congregational dynamics while persevering in their calling.
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Does this book address any of the issues faced by mothers who are in ministry, or does it assume all pastors are males?
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Thanks, SamFromCBD. You can see where my confusion stems from--the publisher's description is surprisingly unclear. "Helpful for all pastors and their spouses" ought to read "helpful for male pastors and their wives", etc!
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This book is written specifically for men in ministry who struggle to balance serving the church with leading a family. The sections written by Cara feature wisdom gained as a pastor's wife/mother.