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You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes: And Other Great Advice from an Unlikely Preacher's Wife by [McKay, Lisa]
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When most women think of a pastor's wife, certain images come to mind: either a woman who's so holy she doesn't seem human, or someone sentenced to a life without fun, fashion, or friends. You will feel an instant sisterhood with Lisa, a senior pastor's wife happily serving in the trenches. She understands the challenges of a life lived before a congregation, from finding friends and coping with criticism to saying goodbye and starting all over again.

Through Lisa's engaging style and fresh perspective, you'll be encouraged to fully embrace being "married to the ministry"!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 413 KB
  • Print Length: 211 pages
  • Publisher: David C. Cook; New edition (Feb. 1 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005NHTRXG
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #348,699 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I so wish this book would have been out on the market when we planted our church. I think I would have been able to cope more with the disappointments of inexistent moral support. But it didn't happen this way so now I am coping with the death of a dream instead. Mind you I am totally aware that God sometimes bring something to death to revive it and make it growth. So there is hope in the future. We both sense that our church would excel in other areas so we are open to anything from God.
In the meantime, I was curious about this book and I decided to dig in it. I've discovered an author who is willing to share her story in being a pastor's wife and how she dealt with the various expectations, disappointments and joys of following her husband in this calling of pasturing a church. She points out that fashion is not a thing of yesterday, that we need to be careful not to become an enemy of our husbands, that leading a church can hurt on various aspects (including criticism), that you can find best friends in your church, that you can bloom where you are planted (I mean each of us have special gifts so why not using them in your church?), the aspect of raising PK (preacher's kids) and much more. She definitively write about all the various questions a young woman might ask herself when she follow her spouse in this adventure of church planting or pasturing.
Each chapter concludes with a round table which contains some thoughts from women who are married to ministry on the subject of the chapter. Also include are some questions that could be used in a book study between pastor's wives. Nothing is better than having the support of other women experiencing the same thing in the neighborhood. Don't you think?
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Although this book is written primarily for pastor wives I gleaned a lot from it and recommend it to everyone involved in the church. Lisa, who is also the author of a blog and messageboard for pastors' wives gives advice that is ground in reality and in scripture. She tells it like it is through humour, personal experience, and information from the members of her site. She acknowledges something that most church members don't, pastors'wives are all at different points in their lives and need to have different priorities. Sometimes they are young and need to look after their family, sometimes they are working out of the home, and sometimes they have the experience and time to help with different church ministries but, they can't do it all. This book is written in a manner that everyone can understand, there is lots of humour, advice that makes sense, and a look inside the workings of a pastor's family life. Definitely a good read.
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HASH(0xb59ace28) out of 5 stars Wife Loved It! July 14 2011
By E. Keller - Published on Amazon.com
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We are in ministry and my wife was looking for advice from a preacher's wife. Lisa McKay had a funny yet no-nonsense approach to dealing with all of the complicated facets of day to day life and situations that a preacher's wife can go through. My wife was totally able to relate to everything in the book. She read the book in just a few days. She laughed and nearly cried while reading. I would say that she walked away feeling a little more normal about what she's up against as the preacher's wife. Great book! I think that it may be a must-read for all of those whose husband is "the man" at the church. If you want something real, genuine, and authentic about ministry life as "the wife", then get this book.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3375564) out of 5 stars You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes March 23 2010
By Lollipops - Published on Amazon.com
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YOU CAN STILL WEAR CUTE SHOES is a book to help women who's husbands are planning on going into the ministry. Or, perhaps he's already in it, and you just aren't sure what your duties are when you are married to the pastor. Suddenly, you're living in the fishbowl and struggling to survive.

Lisa McKay is a pastor's wife and in honest terms described how she and her husband were close to divorce when he started going to church. He found the Lord and was called into the ministry, and she tried to copy a stern-faced old lady by dressing in old-person clothes, taming her hair and baking casseroles for everyone.

Most of us weren't that extreme when our spouse announced his call to the ministry. But we all were a little lost. Are the churches going to get a "Two for the price of one" couple, or will she be able to stay home and raise her children while supporting her husband?

In a witty manner, you will be able to relate to Lisa McKay as she shares the challenges of a life lived before a congregation. She'll walk you through finding friends to coping with criticism, to saying good-bye to a church family and starting over again.

YOU CAN STILL WEAR CUTE SHOES is a must read for every woman who is doing the ministry wife "thing." If your husband is a pastor, or is in school to become a pastor, then YOU CAN STILL WEAR CUTE SHOES is a book you must read.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa347f378) out of 5 stars A look inside a pastor's wife's life Feb. 18 2010
By Wyn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Although this book is written primarily for pastor wives I gleaned a lot from it and recommend it to everyone involved in the church. Lisa, who is also the author of a blog and messageboard for pastors' wives gives advice that is ground in reality and in scripture. She tells it like it is through humour, personal experience, and information from the members of her site. She acknowledges something that most church members don't, pastors'wives are all at different points in their lives and need to have different priorities. Sometimes they are young and need to look after their family, sometimes they are working out of the home, and sometimes they have the experience and time to help with different church ministries but, they can't do it all. This book is written in a manner that everyone can understand, there is lots of humour, advice that makes sense, and a look inside the workings of a pastor's family life. Definitely a good read.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa41c5f2c) out of 5 stars One perspective to consider March 31 2015
By S. Morgan - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book soon after my husband was asked to be an associate pastor. I agree with the advice Lisa offers in the book, although some things seem to be written more from a traditional, conservative background. She is the wife of a Baptist preacher, so that makes sense. I just don't relate to some things since my church is non denominational and full of new young families, many of whom did not grow up in church.
Thankfully I don't relate to some of the experiences she described, with stuffy church women who expected her to be Miss Perfect.
Her book is a good perspective to consider, but not one I can completely relate to - and for that I am thankful.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3368840) out of 5 stars Must have for a new preachers wife Feb. 4 2013
By JULIA - Published on Amazon.com
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I actually bought this one as a gift. I received the much needed encouragnment from this book. If you are marrying into the ministry or your husband had newly surrender... this is a MUST HAVE!!! Ive worked in ministry for 7 years but this year i marry my ministry partner and become a "preachers wife". This book reminded me of who go made me and taught me how to swim through the many thing i will have to endure. THANK YOU, LISA MCKAY!