Welcome to Day 2 of our 7 Days of Q&A for Pastor’s Wives

(Read Day 1 here if you missed it.)

I feel like today’s question is an often over-looked one among ministry families: How can a pastor’s wife take care of her health?

How can any busy preacher’s wife (think missionaries and evangelists too!) find the time to stay healthy and address specific health needs?  How can she get enough sleep?  Deal with stress in a positive way?  Embrace her time and health limitations during the busy child bearing years?

I grew up in a pastor’s home, and over the years I’ve seen preachers and their wives who suffered from years of neglecting their health while they tirelessly gave themselves to ministry.

Forgive me if I sound bossy here, but there is nothing “spiritual”, or even sensible, about pushing ourselves in ministry to the point of abusing our health.

I believe that God wants each of us to be good stewards of our bodies, minds, and emotions, and a lot of times that means taking time to  feed our bodies good nutrition, pursue times of rest and leisure, recognize our limitations and address health needs when they arise.

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”

II John 3:2

Practical Ways a Busy Pastor's Wife Can Take Care of Her Health | Kristy's Cottage

In case you’re worried that I’m going to spend this entire post lecturing about the necessity of good health, I’m actually done now!  🙂

What I do want to do today is share some practical information and encouragement with you about how we can all be good stewards of our health.

The links I’m about to share are articles written by some of my favorite natural living bloggers.  (A few are articles I’ve written here at the blog, but the majority of the links will take you to other sites.)

If you’d like to save this post to reference later, I invite you to pin it!

Obviously these health topics are not unique to preacher’s wives, so any woman will benefit from the information shared here.

However, I’m dedicating this post to my fellow preacher’s wives, because I know first hand the stress your body mind, and soul are under on a regular basis!

For the sake of your our being, and for the glory of God, let’s determine to be good stewards of the bodies God has given us.

Specific Health Concerns

Living With Fibromyalgia @ Grounded and Surrounded

Heal Your Adrenal Glands @ Family, Home and Health

My Symptoms of Hypothyroidism @ Family, Home and Heath

Let’s Balance Blood Sugar! @ Jill’s Home Remedies

Home Remedy for Kidney Stones Jill’s Home Remedies

Whacky Hormones, Family Planning & Fertility Kristy’s Cottage

Causes of Hormonal Imbalances @ Jill’s Home Remedies

The Remedy for Imbalanced Hormones@ Jill’s Home Remedies

Kristy’s Top Herbs During Pregnancy @ Kristy’s Cottage

To the Brokenhearted Woman Walking Through Miscarriage @ Smithspirations

Overcoming Candida Naturally (guest post by Meagan @ Growing Up Naturally)

Treating Varicose Veins Naturally @ Kristy’s Cottage


General Health

The Importance of Sleep @ Jill’s Home Remedies

Real Food Weight Loss Success @ Family, Home and Health

Did You Hear About the Fitness Chick Who Says YES to Coffee, but NO to Sit-ups, Planks and Crunches? @ Smithspirations

Don’t Overlook These 12 Easy Ways to Improve Your Health @ Titus2 Homemaker

Core Connections: Preparing for and Healing From Pregnancy and Birth @ Smithspirations

My Health Story: the Answer to My Craziness @ Jill’s Home Remedies

How to Stay Healthy During the Flue Season @ Kristy’s Cottage

10 Ways Coconut Oil Can Help You Be a Healthier Woman @ Kristy’s Cottage


Dealing with Stress

How to Decipher a Headache and Treat it Naturally @ Jill’s Home Remedies

My Favorite Remedy for Migraines @ Jill’s Home Remedies

De-clutter, De-stress, and Get Stuff Done @ Grounded and Surrounded

Seeking Balance @ Smithpirations

Are You Trying Too Hard? @ Kristy’s Cottage

Permission to Enjoy Your Imperfect Day @ Kristy’s Cottage

Managing a Nap When Mama Can’t Go On @ Smithspirations


I hope the informative articles shared in this post will encourage and equip you to be proactive about taking care of your health! 

Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing a list of Sunday-morning-friendly slow cooker recipes, so stay tuned! 


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