Being a Pastor’s Wife Is a Noble Calling
In her new book, The Pastor’s Wife: Strengthen by Grace for a Life of Love, Gloria Furman offers wives of ministers a breath of fresh air, reminding readers that Christ stands ready to help regardless of the circumstances—whether it’s late-night counseling sessions, unrealistic expectations related to how they spend their time, or complaints about their husbands’ preaching.
Filled with life-giving truth from God's Word, this book will help pastors’ wives joyfully treasure their Savior, love their husbands, and serve their churches.
About the Author
Gloria Furman is a wife, mother of four young children, doula, and blogger. In 2008 her family moved to the Middle East to plant Redeemer Church of Dubai where her husband, Dave, serves as the pastor. She is the author of Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home and Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full: Gospel Meditations for Busy Moms, and blogs regularly at the Gospel Coalition and GloriaFurman.com.
What Leaders Are Saying
“This book is a breath of fresh air, not because it’s personal (which it is), or because it’s practical (which it is), but because it is profoundly biblical. We found Gloria’s Scripture-saturated counsel to be eminently realistic and deeply encouraging. Her wit and wisdom will be good for the pastor and good for the pastor’s wife, which is good news for those in ministry and good news for the church.”
—Kevin and Trisha DeYoung, Senior Pastor, University Reformed Church. Kevin and Trisha have been married for 12 years and have six children.
“The pastor’s wife bears unusual responsibility. Though the Bible is completely silent about her role, churches tend to load her with unfair and unrealistic expectation. Gloria Furman brings both sense and hope, showing from the Bible what God does and does not expect from her. And because she looks constantly to the Bible, this is a book that transcends both time and culture. I happily commend this book to pastors, their wives, and their churches.”
—Tim Challies, author, The Next Story; blogger, Challies.com
“Minister’s wives lead unique lives with a unique set of challenges. Gloria does a beautiful job of reminding us that our identity is in Christ and his redemptive blood, not in the way we serve or how much we do for Christ. I felt encouraged and spurred on in my walk with the Lord to look upward to Christ and not at my outward circumstances. This is a very helpful book for minister’s wives anywhere at any stage of life.”
—Heather Platt, wife of David Platt, President, International Mission Board; author, Radical
Learn More About the Book
You can also get involved in Pastor’s Wife Appreciation Month, a 31-day campaign aimed at encouraging ministry wives. Learn more at crossway.org/PastorsWifeApprecation.