Welcome!

 
 

I’m so glad you came.

 
I serve women like you who are married to ministers. You can find acceptance, support, and learning here.
 
 
Your Sister in Christ,
Dr. Elisa Ashley

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

 

That’s where Journey Groups come in!

 
 

I provide both group and individualized offerings.

Journey Groups – Pastor Wife to Pastor Wife

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

Resourcing

specialized opportunities offered for a fee to individuals or groups
 
  • exploration of your embodied role as pastor wife
  • leadership training
  • ministry coaching
 
Email requests to:
Dr.Ashley@JourneyPartnerInc.org

Spiritual Companioning

 
personal individualized soul care offered at a sliding fee as needed

Read down below to learn more about why we 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.
 
You can read more about JPI’s vision, mission, and values at our About tab.
 
 

Our journey is unique, yet it is incomplete without the support and sharing of each others.

 
 

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

 

Schedule a free informational chat with Dr. Ashley today.

 

Talk to other women married to ministers in Journey Groups.

 

Submit a prayer request.

The Role of Pastor Wife – Rewarding and Challenging

You have a special role. You deserve and need special support.

 
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?

 
While you are blessed by God in many ways through your role as pastor’s wife, the role also presents many particular stressors that negatively impact your spiritual, physical, and psycho-emotional health. According to research, a majority of women like you struggle to some degree with
  • interpersonal loneliness
  • isolation
  • finding confidants
  • emotional pain
  • creating spiritual community where you can be authentically vulnerable
  • stress and anxiety – family stress
  • lack of social support
  • time pressures
  • role expectations/confusion
  • lack of privacy – fishbowl effect
  • financial strain
  • boundary issues
 

Good News!

 
Research shows that spiritual resources have the greatest total positive effect for your quality of life!
 
You’ve come to the right place. One proven way for you to deepen your spirituality and thrive holistically as you navigate the challenges of your role is to engage in a tailored
 
soul care/spiritual formation model designed just for you with: 
 
This soul care/spiritual formation model will help you to:
  • develop deeper spirituality
  • broaden and deepen your social support system
  • foster better psycho-emotional well-being
  • build immunity to stress
 
To read more about the unique challenges and stressors of pastors’ wives, including survey data from wives themselves, click here

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-five 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?
 

Share your story with Dr. Ashley by scheduling a chat with her below.

Schedule a chat with Dr. Ashley today by using the form below.

 

Talk to other women married to ministers in Journey Groups.