Matt found this great little skit from Thom S. Rainer, which I just had to share here! Humour is so often the best way to share a truth too :) "One pastor’s wife told us that her role was like getting a job for which she never applied. She wrote this funny script in her response":
Husband: “Honey, I got you a job today.”
Wife: “Really? Okay, but I wasn’t looking for a job. I have plenty to do here running the household and raising the kids. That was our plan, right? Me stay home with the kids so you could fully dedicate yourself to the ministry.”
Husband: “Yeah, yeah. But I really need you take this job for me.”
Wife: “Well, okay, just tell me what to do and when it needs to be done by, and I will do everything I can to make it happen.”
Husband: “Well, right now there are no specific responsibilities. Basically, it’s just doing anything at church that no one else steps up to do or wants to do.”
Wife: “Oh my, that is a tall order. Okay, I’ll do it. I guess we could use the extra money anyway. Things are always tight around here on a pastor’s salary.
Husband: “Well, actually honey, there is no salary . . .” :)
The full article, Seven Things Pastors’ Wives Wish They Had Been Told Before They Became Pastors’ Wives is well worth a read. What do you think?