If we aren't careful as pastors' wives we can really get boggled down by all the negativity out there towards pastors' wives. Not even negativity from others, but negativity from pastors' wives themselves. Sure our roles have hardships, bad days, and seasons the enemy throws countless bombs our way. But when our perspective focus' negatively on the situation, our position can suddenly burden us.
When you are seeking a mentor, friend, or blog be sure to seek advice and encouragement from a place that is uplifting, a place you will be heartened by. James 1:2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds. Jesus never intended us to sulk, huff, complain, compare, and discourage other pastors' wives. There are ways to talk about your situations and the circumstances you are walking through without a grumbling spirit.
I think when the disciples walked with Jesus, they learned a lot of wisdom from Jesus when he taught, however I think the disciples learned even more from walking, sleeping, and eating with Jesus. Observing and watching how he handled His life, situations, friends, enemies, and the way He lived His life impacted the disciples in a powerful way. We need to surround ourselves with people that we can just glean wisdom from through just walking alongside and observing them. Find wisdom in the ordinary, day to day life of someone you admire. You will learn more by watching how they carry themselves in life, than you probably will in one sermon.
We have to be more careful with the information we put in. When we watch or read, whether we realize it or not, stuff can get filed in our brains. We need to file what is good, what is pure. Stop filing other women's' bitterness, and hurt, and how they carry themselves through it. Surround yourself with encouragement from what you read to what you see.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor