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New Directions for the New Year

New Directions for the New Year

My favorite day of the year is January 1 because I love the whole concept of a fresh start. New calendars. New goals. New “word of the year.” A new theme! During 2024, Married to the Ministry will be focusing more on Delight, which is part of our ministry tagline. 

What Mary Teaches Us About Doing Hard Things

What Mary Teaches Us About Doing Hard Things

On Wednesday nights at our church, I’ve been teaching a Moms of the Bible in the women’s discipleship class. While studying Mary’s story, I realized she left a great example we can follow about how to handle hard things in our lives. Her story is told in the first two chapters of both Matthew

BONUS! Encouragement for Ministry Wives with Jeana Floyd, continued

BONUS! Encouragement for Ministry Wives with Jeana Floyd, continued

Building a culture on your church staff was very important to you, and y’all had a vision for how you wanted the staff to function and get along well, which was possible, I guess, over years as you were building and adding to your staff. Not that we all need to be best friends, and I’ve told my staff wives that, we don’t need to be best friends, but we need to be friendly. 

How to Keep the Holidays Happy

How to Keep the Holidays Happy

Each time God calls us to a new place of ministry, we get farther away from home and our loved ones. So how can we keep the happy in our holidays when we’re in the ministry? These five things have helped our family enjoy festive seasons when we can’t celebrate with our loved ones.

Loving Our Husbands, with Malone Davidson

Loving Our Husbands, with Malone Davidson

After talking about some of the challenges of ministering on the West Coast, Malone surprised me with stories of time spent with Pastor Adrian Rogers and his wife Joyce several years ago. Since our discussion revolved around ways we’ve found to love and support our pastor husbands,

How to Survive Culture Shock, with Gaye Ramsey

How to Survive Culture Shock, with Gaye Ramsey

Have you ever experienced culture shock in ministry? Maybe you’ve traveled to another country and realized those mission trip prep meetings did not really prepare you. Or perhaps your family has relocated to a new church or ministry assignment and you just feel like you’ve moved to a foreign country!

Creative Ways to Connect with Your Church Family, Part 1

Creative Ways to Connect with Your Church Family, Part 1

Sometimes it’s hard to feel connected to the people at church, especially if you haven’t been there very long. Or when your congregation is growing so fast you can’t keep up with everybody! If you could use some creative ways to connect with your church family, here are three things that have helped us engage with our congregation.