PODCAST RECAST: Marriage And The Ministry Over 40 Years (w/Karl & Shelley Vaters) – Episode 241

PODCAST RECAST: Marriage And The Ministry Over 40 Years (w/Karl & Shelley Vaters) – Episode 241

It was our absolute pleasure to have Karl and Shelley Vaters join us for this podcast, which focuses on ministry marriage. Shelley shares that she never gave much thought to marrying a pastor. She also shares some eye-opening experiences that have accompanied her serving alongside Karl for all these years.

Karl and Shelley pull back the curtain and allow us to see some of the difficulties they’ve worked through together over their ministry journey. It would be great to listen to this special podcast with your spouse. It may even be possible that you’ll hear a lot of your story in theirs.


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Key Takeaways

1) Preparing for the stress and expectations placed on a young pastor’s wife is challenging. Shelley was surprised at what she experienced at a pastor’s wife’s retreat.

2) Personal attacks are always devastating for anyone in ministry. However, the impact on your family when the attack turns towards your children unleashes different emotions.

3) Karl decided from the early days of his ministry to always choose his family above ministry, even if that meant walking away from it.

4) While some folks in the church can be the source of your pain, Karl and Shelley received unexpected healing and restoration from the people in their new congregation. This blessing released them into where they are today as they minister to leaders and their spouses worldwide.


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