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The Minister's Wife: A Memoir of Faith, Doubt, Friendship, Loneliness, Forgiveness, and More

The Minister's Wife: A Memoir of Faith, Doubt, Friendship, Loneliness, Forgiveness, and More

by Karen Stiller


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She never expected to be a minister’s wife. And the life she discovered was more challenging—and more beautiful—than she could have anticipated.
We all wrestle with tough questions about life and faith, and Karen Stiller has learned that answers don’t come any easier when you’re married to the minister. What does it mean to live faithfully in our complicated world? Is there a place here for me—the real me? What does everyone expect of me, and what if I fail? In The Minister’s Wife, Karen shines a light on the rhythms and tough realities of the spiritual life for each and every one of us. She explores how community helps us grow; the unexpected beauty of doubt; the messy pain of families and funerals; how church can hurt and heal; and the beauty of showing up when sometimes it is more appealing to go to a coffee shop on a Sunday morning (even when you’re the pastor’s wife).

Warm, witty, and achingly honest, The Minister’s Wife is a memoir in essays on choosing to belong, and an invitation to join a spiritual adventure.

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ISBN-13: 9781496444806
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 05/05/2020
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 749,282
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

1 Identity 5

2 Doubt 21

3 Community 41

4 Marriage 59

5 Family 75

6 Friendship 93

7 Funerals 109

8 Envy 125

9 Prayer 139

10 Disappointment 157

11 Forgiveness 169

11 Christmas 183

13 Moving 195

14 Holiness 213

Epilogue 233

Acknowledgments 237

Notes 241

About the Author 245

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