Spiritual Crisis in Ministry Wives

Of the three surveys I have conducted with A Circle of Joy, this one on spiritual crisis was the one that brought forward the most women identifying as:

women in ministry pastors’ wives/ex-wives or the wife/ex-wife of someone in ministry

It’s fairly clear that women in these positions carry a unique burden of shame and pain around their husband’s addiction. One respondent said:

“I found out about it [his sexual addiction] around our second year together. What made it worse is that he was a pastor… As my trust in my husband faded, so did my trust in God.”

Another woman said:
“I used to be highly involved in ministry and now I can barely make it to church on Sunday. I do know that God loves me theoretically as he loves everyone, but I feel like my personal relationship has been severed.”

A Culture That Cannot Stand

While Jesus

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