This article is written by Thom Ranier, a Southern Baptist minister, who has surveyed pastors’ wives over the years and has concluded that loneliness afflicts many pastors’ wives and for various reasons.   Some of the points in this article will resonate with many presvyteres.  It may be helpful for both husband and wife to read this article, either together or separately.  Then both the husband and wife can take a few moments to reflect on which points resonate with the wife’s experience and what, if anything, they can both do to help lessen the wife’s experience of loneliness.

“Twelve Reasons Pastors’ Wives are Lonely” can be found at