With 21 years of itinerant ministry under my skinny snakeskin belt, I have sat across the table from many a ministry wife who either unloads her story with a heap of emotionally charged words or who tells it with tight lips, crossed arms, and a plastered smile.
We are so anxious to share more details on this year’s Let’s Retreat. In fact, we can’t help but share the new location...drum roll....Gathering Oaks in Crawford, TX! Just 15 minutes from Waco, this gem will undoubtedly be the haven for many amazing ministry wives.
Loneliness Island can bring a girl down, if she lets it. And yes, we should throw out that life preserver for authentic friendship, even if it feels gutsy and vulnerable. But we cannot negate the treasure that we find when all that is left is a friend called Jesus.
Once loneliness has a choke hold on an individual, it seems all the more difficult to break out of it. Often ministry wives begin to take in the lies of the enemy and, really, that's where we all have to fight the temptation. Really? It's tempting to be lonely?...