The WIP is still coming along. Up to 99,000 words and still coming. (I tend to underwrite, adding layers as I go. I understand that some people overwrite and have to cut, but that's never been my problem.)
On to today's topic:
I've been married to a man in ministry for 27 years. (LOL! My computer keyboard has developed this twitch where it skips letters. I typed "married" but it came out "I've been marred . . .")
Anyway--Freudian slip aside--hubby and I have learned how to cope with the pressures of ministry. And I'll be honest--my hubby is youth pastor, so I know I don't have as much pressure as some women who are seen as "Mrs. Pastor." I did think that first year would be the death of us, but after that period of adjustment, we settle into the groove.
I'm writing, though, about an article I pulled from TIME many months ago. It's a piece about pastor's wives and how they are finding fellowship through the Internet. I am all over this, because as a solitary writer, I've been so blessed to have found fellowship with writers over the web. I may not have people knocking on my door for coffee in the middle of a work day, but I have them dinging my inbox for quick hellos. And you know what? I miss them when they're not there.
But I digress. If you're a pastor's wife, check out www.lllministries.org (the three Ls stand for Love, Live, and Living.
For a GREAT blog by the author of the TIME article, go here: http://time-blog.com/work_in_progress/2007/03/think_your_job_is_tough_try_be.html
She also includes a list of links to Internet groups and support for pastors' wives.
Pastors' wives say their number one problem is loneliness. No reason for that, none at all, not anymore. Please make sure your pastor's wife has access to the support she needs.