Help for Clergy Wives
How to Please Without Being a Pleaser
By: Patricia Harper Cummings

Help for Clergy Wives <bR>How to Please Without Being a Pleaser <bR>By: Patricia Harper Cummings
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    ISBN: 978-1-60862-061-6
    Edition: Paperback, 141 Pages
    Publication Date: July 8, 2009
    Patricia Cummings’ response to her husband’s call into the ministry was basically, “Me, a minister’s wife! What is God thinking?” She says that she knew it was going to be hard, but she didn’t know how hard. Through his years as a solo pastor at the Pebble Creek Community Church in Goodyear, Arizona, she learned ways to meet this challenge, which she openly shares in this book. She admits that her main problem was being a “people pleaser,” and so she searched for ways to practice being a God-pleaser instead.

    This book contains suggestions on:
    • Honing your hospitality and etiquette skills
    • Money management
    • Support systems
    • Setting personal boundaries
    • Making time for fun
    • Handling unrealistic expectations
    • How to say “no!”
    • Assessing giftedness and preferences. . .
    . . .and much more. Each chapter ends with a suggested prayer or exercise. It is obvious that the writer has a heart for pastors’ wives. She has written a book aimed at helping women with this calling to learn how best to care for themselves — body, mind and spirit.