My husband is a pastor (he’s the solo pastor at our church). I work full-time and have a 45 minute commute each way. In spring of 2015, we welcomed our first child. When I’ve searched google for answers re: being a pastor’s wife, working full-time and being a mom, I can’t seem to find anything. I’ve found plenty of great articles re: the challenges of balancing ministry life while raising a young family, but nothing re: being a pastor’s wife + working full time + raising a family. Hmm.
After a year of mat leave (thank you, Canada!), I plan to return to my job in April. I’m not sure how I’ll manage church life activity while working full time and raising a young child. I love church community and serving, my job and my family! But as we know, we can’t do it all. This may be a challenging season of finding balance through creativity and establishing priorities.
Are you a pastor’s wife who works outside of the home? If so, I’d love to hear from you! If you have any thoughts to add please leave a comment below.