In my previous post I shared some advice to help today’s seminary wife based on conversations I’ve had with a number of former seminary wives about the areas of time and family. In this post I’ll share more of their counsel concerning the vital role of the seminary wife in the area of personal sacrifice.
When a husband sets his sights on seminary training, this decision alters not only his life but also the life of his family. Often, the wife agrees that seminary training is vital to future ministry and wholeheartedly encourages her husband to pursue this rigorous study. In other families, however, the wife only reluctantly comes to the seminary endeavor to discover that the Lord does a work in her own heart during this time. In either case, a seminary wife plays a vital supporting role. To help today’s seminary wife understand the value of her role, I asked some former seminary wives for their insight and counsel. They encouraged current and future seminary wives with regard to the areas of time, family, and personal sacrifice.