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Parakaleo Ministries

Parakaleo Ministries Parakaleo was birthed out of a PCA research project that Shari Thomas, daughter of a church-planter and wife of a pastor, did on the major factors determining the health or death of church-planters’ marriages. Scott Thomas was able to meet with Shari recently in NYC for a brief interview. Here are some results from Shari Thomas’ Study of PCA Church Planter Spouse Stress and Satisfaction Levels: • 100% of church planting spouses surveyed have requested mentoring or coaching. • 65% of church planting spouses say their husbands (men who tend to be absent from the home evenings and weekends) provide their primary emotional support. • 59% of church planting spouses lead 1-3 major ministries in the church in addition to family, ...

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Rick White: Loving Your Wife & The Proverbs 31 Fallacy

At Acts 29, we emphasize family as the pastor's first place of ministry, and part of our assessment includes deeply probing into the health of marriages and family. Many men have no idea what it means to pastor their family, so we started asking our guys to share what it means to love their wives and children.   Rick White (CityView Church, Fort Worth, TX) talks about what it means to love one's wife well - and addresses the misunderstood 31st chapter of Proverbs. &nbs...

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