How Much Should I Share with My Spouse?

How much of what happens at church should be shared with our spouses? The short answer: What builds trust in marriage, and unity of heart in ministry.

Looking back, I did our young marriage no favors by sharing everything that happened at church with Emily. I would come home, and she would ask how my day was. My response on a bad day was to lay out all the frustrating or hurtful stuff that happened. My response on a good day was, “fine.” This influenced Emily’s view of the church and ministry as a whole—though she’s always had her own mind on the subject 🙂

This is still a work in progress, but, I’d like to think I’ve gotten a bit better at discerning what and how to share ministry with Emily. Here are some observations.

“Stuck” – By Youth Minister X

Youth Minister X

This post is a guest post and latest installment in the Youth Minister X series. In my experience, Youth Ministers lack the voice they should have. Thus, on occasion, I’ll provide this forum as grist for conversation. “Youth Minister Xs” are unnamed but real Youth Ministers who have been invited to speak candidly on life […]