What does it mean to be the “perfect” seminary wife?
This is “Bri’s Big Question” for back-to-school season, and the answer, it turns out, is, well … complicated, at best.
Being married to a pastor or seminary student (or any church worker or church work student, for that matter) can be as fraught with anxiety and expectation as it is filled with blessings. It’s a way of life that at various times calls for humility, flexibility, resilience, self-awareness, desperate faith, a dash of therapy, and a whole lot of love.
Drawing on the real-life experiences of sem-wife Bri and pastor’s-wife Rachel — and further informed by a range of voices from the Women of Concordia Seminary STL Facebook wives group — this honest conversation offers hard-won practical wisdom both to women who are “married to the ministry” and to women who want to better understand and support the ministry families around them.
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The Lutheran Ladies Lounge is the podcast produced by KFUO Radio and hosted by Sarah Gulseth, Erin Alter, Rachel Bomberger, and Bri Gerzevske. Created for Lutheran ladies to have a place to escape to with inviting conversations, laughter, and fellowship with Lutheran sisters, we invite all of you Lutheran ladies to join Sarah, Erin, Rachel, and Bri on the sofa in the Lutheran Ladies Lounge to sit, rest your feet, and stay a while. If you’re a Lutheran lady, join us in our Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/LutheranLadiesLounge.