What Should Ministry Leaders Share with Their Spouses? Guidelines for Venting

What Should Ministry Leaders Share with Their Spouses? Guidelines for Venting

A husband and wife may go years and never step foot into each other’s workplace, except for a holiday party or summer picnic. But the spouse of a pastor not only goes to her mate’s place of work once or more times each week, a spouse is also expected to build her intimate friendships and Christian community from among those who regularly have opinions and offer evaluations of her husband’s job performance.

How can husbands and wives in vocational ministry discover a process of venting their experiences without gossiping or slandering or damaging one another by giving too much or too little information? (more…)