1. Pastor's Kids are kids.
You heard it here folks. Just because they are pk's does not give them exponential wisdom beyond their age. Being a pastor's kid does not mean they should be leading the older generation as a 14 year old, they are called to lead the next generation. All stereotypes aside, pastor's kids are kids. They may be in a different season than all the non pk's, but kids are kids. They are on a learning journey to grow up. They will mess up here and there, just like we do as adults.
2. Just because my kid is the pastor's kid does not dub him the wild child.
Lots of kids are wild children, pk's and non pk's. Unfortunately, my children have a few more eyes on them than the average, normal child. So when mine gets a little wild it is a little more noticeable.
3. Not all pk's will grow up and want to or feel called to a life in ministry pastoring a church.
Expectations are always set way above normal for the pk's future. Not saying they should or shouldn't be. But, if my child chooses to be a pastor, great. But if he chooses to chase after music, or become a doctor, or even a trash man, I will be proud of him. And if he is doing all things to the glory of God, I have done my job as a parent.
4. Pk's come from imperfect families.
The pk's parents mess up, we are flawed people who rely on Jesus. Just because we are the family leading a church does not mean we don't or can't make bad decisions. It happens. We are learning, growing, and sometimes just hanging on for dear life in this particular season. Cut us some slack, and encourage and pray for our family.
5. PK's are the perfect kids!
My children are the perfect children. God didn't give the pastor the wrong children. They are exactly who God wanted the pastor to shepherd and love. They are doing pretty awesome at this thing called pastor's kid. The best they know. There isn't a manual for pk's or their pastor parents.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor