Welcome!

 
 

I’m so glad you came.

 
I serve women like you who are married to ministers. I’ve dedicated hours of academic study, heartfelt prayer, and shared tears as I’ve listened to women’s stories.
 
You can find acceptance, support, and learning here.
 
 
Your Sister in Christ,
Dr. Elisa Ashley
 

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Conferences are great – but what about all the time in between?

 

That’s where Journey Partner Inc. comes in!

 
 

I provide a variety of group and individualized offerings.

Free

Groups

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
small, peer, soul care groups provided as a free ministry 
 
(donations of course are always welcomed –
as with any ministry).

Fee-based

Groups and Individual

 
 
specialized opportunities offered for a fee to individuals or groups
 
  • exploration of your embodied role as pastor wife
  • leadership training
  • ministry coaching
  • small group leadership training
  • and much more, so if you have a topic in mind – please email
 
Email inquiries to:
Dr.Ashley@JourneyPartnerInc.org
 

Fee-based

Individual

 
 
 
 
 
personal, individualized
soul care offered for a fee with a sliding scale
 
When you are
married to a minister –
or in ministry –
professional soul care can be difficult
to find.
 
You can find it here with
Dr. Ashley.

Read below to learn more about why I support pastor’s wives.

Journey Partner Inc.

 
is an inter-faith Christian para-church ministry serving all Christian women from any denomination/association who are married to ministers of any type
(senior, associate, youth, etc.) and ordained deacons.
 
 
 

Our journey is unique but incomplete without the support and sharing of others.

 
 

Carrying each other’s burdens. Serving each other in love.

 

 

 
Regardless of how involved you are at church or what the church’s expectations are,
there’s no away around the simple fact that you are married to the pastor.
 
That’s simply not the same as being a regular church member.
 
 
 
 

The role of Pastor’s Wife is a real thing.

 

The question women must answer is,

how do I believe God is inviting me to live this embodied role?

 

Your answer is unique and not a one-size-fits-all!

 
 
 
 
While you are blessed by God in many ways through your role as pastor’s wife,
the role also presents many particular stressors that can negatively impact
your spiritual, physical, and psycho-emotional health.
 
 
 

According to research,

a majority of women like you struggle to some degree with the following.

 

You are not alone!

Isolation
Emotional Pain
Finding Confidants
Financial Strain
Interpersonal Loneliness
Role Expectation/Confusion
Time Pressures
Boundary Issues
Creating spiritual community where you can be authentically vulnerable
Stress and anxiety – family stress
Lack of social support
Lack of privacy – fishbowl effect –
boundary issues

 

There is Good News!

 
 
 
 

Research shows that

 

spiritual resources

 

have the greatest total positive effect for your quality of life

as a woman married to a minister!

 
 

Does this story feel familiar?

Eve has always loved the Lord, at least for as long as she can remember. Lately, however, it is getting harder.
 
She is thirty-something with two young kids and endless laundry. Sometimes she stares into the washing machine and watches the water swirl, back and forth. That is how her life feels: kids, clean, cook, work, church, sleep, repeat.
 
Her college degree didn’t prepare her for this. Her husband seems to be rarely home. When he is home in body, he is often not in mind. He has just started his second pastorate, and the demands are high. He gives so much physically and emotionally to the church that he feels empty by the time he gets home. Who can blame him, and how is she supposed to compete with a calling from God?
 
As the new pastor’s wife on the block, she was asked to lead VBS this coming summer. Panic swept over her body, her gut tightened, and her mouth got dry. She knew it would not be her gifting, but those looming expectations from the church and those she had of herself… They were haunting and daunting.
 
Who could she talk to? Who would understand?

Dr. Ashley understands;

share your story with her today by scheduleing a chat with her below.

 
 
 

Other pastor wives understand;

register to be in a Journey Group with other women married to ministers.

 
 
 
 
 

Meet with pastor wives monthly, as you wait for your own group.

Make your reservation below for this free open meeting. 

 

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