Pastors' wives have shared a common plight: they are very lonely.
Indeed the transparency of these pastors' wives is amazing. Many have shared with each other on this blog about their battles with depression. My desire to offer help to pastors' wives has increased greatly. My respect and admiration of them has also grown significantly.
For this article, I assimilated the hundreds of blog comments, Twitter and Facebook messages, and general conversations I've had with pastors' wives. My focus was on the number one challenge they have shared: loneliness.
Here are the twelve most common reasons pastors' wives have offered to explain their loneliness.