A'nesis Retreats and Counseling Sabbaticals

Come Away to a Quiet Place and Rest Awhile ~ Christian Retreats with Intensive Counseling

Wives World ~ “Mean People in Ministry”

Leave a comment

I am amazed at pastors’ wives and other women in ministry who have to deal with mean-spirited people.  Being in this place of responding to others who are upset at either your husband or you is so hard.  You know you are being examined in every way about how you are going to react.  Of course you are expected to respond in a loving way to such abuse…which is what I’m calling it.

I do not think this is what Jesus’ wants for Christian leaders…to be the “whipping post”… for vile from those who are disappointed with us or our husbands.  While we are not to get pulled into the drama of it all, we are also not to receive the “green stuff” (what I call it…a word picture for slime) into our own hearts.

After a vicious, unloving attack we should remove ourselves from the line of fire and look at the situation truthfully.  Putting truth to bear on any attack helps you not receive it into your heart.  You can pray, “show me the truth of this situation. ”  Knowing the truth, such as” this person is sick and wounded and took out their pain on me”  will help you maintain your balance and not be wounded yourself from a mean-spirited “Christian”.

Author: Anesis Retreats and Counseling Sabbaticals

Trudy Johnson is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Colorado, Tennessee and Arizona (Associate). Her passion is to help women recover from past abuse and trauma with the goal of living productive, transformed lives. Trudy is a Certified Trauma Specialist with several trauma resolution trainings at her disposal. She has a Doctorate Degree in Biblical Counseling and adheres to a Biblical belief system and theologies. Many of her trauma trainings are cutting edge from Arizona Trauma Institute. In 2018 the Lord began showing Trudy an amazing process to identify Strongholds and Heart guards (blocks to giving and receiving love from others and from God) through her copyrighted method of trauma resolution called "Emet". The word emet is Hebrew for "Truth." In 2020 Trudy's trainings for this process will be offered to other professionals needing new Holy Spirit Trauma tools.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s