November 29, 2012

What Your Pastor's Wife Wants You to Know

She asked the question that I sometimes want people to ask me: "What's it like being a pastor's wife?" 

I've only been asked a few times and for some reason, even though I like being asked, I get all weird and flustered. I feel pressure to succinctly describe my entire life (because nothing in my life goes untouched by my husband's calling) before the question asker's attention span is shot. I've also discovered that most people already have made their own assumptions of what it's like to be a pastor's wife and my words are probably not going to alter those assumptions. And, really, what do I say? I don't know what it's like to not be the pastor's wife.

So this is why, with these thoughts running through my head, I got all flustered and weird when she asked. 

On the drive home from church, I thought about how I should have answered, what I would want her to know. 

To find out how I would answer her question, and quite possibly how your pastor's wife would answer the question, join me over at In(courage) today: