This is my wife, Dana. By far, she is the one thing that has helped me the most in ministry. She has been by my side for every step of my work in full-time ministry. She has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. And this Saturday, we will celebrate our 6th anniversary as husband and wife.
Here are some of the ways that she has helped me in ministry…
She listens well. And she knows when to give advice, when to just listen, and when to tell me to just shut up.
She understands me…somehow! She can listen to me babble, and then she will repeat it back to me clearer and more succinct.
She’s supportive. She grew up in a minister’s home, and now she’s married to one. She understands the job, and she is so supportive through it all.
She’s flexible. Our 6 years of marriage & ministry have led us through buying/selling 3 houses, an apartment, and a rent house (about to buy the 4th house). Through all of that and her natural tendency to worry the horns off a billy goat, she has trusted God to provide. And He has.
Last but not least…
She’s my best friend. I love what God has called me to do. Even more so, I love that God has called me to do ministry with my best friend.
I have grown through conferences, through conversations with great leaders, through books, blogs, and articles. But nothing (other than Scripture and the Holy Spirit of course) has helped me more in ministry than my wife, Dana.
Dana, if you happen to read this: I love you to the moon and back