Pastors' Wives

A life in ministry can offer rich and meaningful opportunities to be a part of the incredible work of the Kingdom of God. It can also be a deeply challenging experience, with unexpected pressures and stresses unique to pastors and their families. No one knows life in ministry better than Kay - mother, author, and wife of Pastor Rick Warren. As a pastor's daughter and now a pastor's wife, Kay has spent her entire life in ministry. Drawing on her experiences, she speaks honestly about the joys, tears, trials, struggles, heartaches, and triumphs of a life in ministry.



A new book for pastors' wives! In Sacred Privilege, Kay offers tremendous encouragement about your role as a pastor's wife, including:


  • The significance and impact pastors' wives have in the Body of Christ.
  • An inside look at the ups and downs of being a pastor's wife.
  • Affirmation that the rewards of ministry are worth the effort, pain, and loss of privacy.
  • Invaluable advice for living with the pressure of a public position.





Join Kay and Beth as they discussion a great resource to help glean wisdom from Kay's new book, Sacred Privilege: Your Life and Ministry as a Pastor's Wife. The Discussion Group Questions are designed to engage you and a small group of women in meaningful conversation as you navigate the unique role of being a pastor's wife.


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I’ve noticed one common trait in couples who thrive in ministry over the long haul: the ability to see themselves as a team who shares a God-given dream. I believe this one factor...

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Articles & Media
Christianity Today Women's Top 10 Articles of 2017

Dec 31, 2017

This last year, CT Women writers responded to big stories—from natural disasters (Hurricane Harvey) to political storms (Donald Trump) to insidious racial divisions. We covered the #MeToo movement and the Women’s March...

Kay Warren: 'We Were in Marital Hell'

Jun 12, 2017

I've always been a church girl. Most of my earliest memories are tied to the people and the small churches my dad pastored in San Diego, California. I remember feeling the pressure to be the perfect pastor’s kid who knew all the right...

God Loves to Use Average People

May 2, 2017

“I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].” Philippians 4:13...

Who Pastors the Pastors? Even Ministers Suffer from Suicidal Thoughts

Apr 21, 2017

My cousin’s trembling voice uttered the unthinkable. “Kay, I need to let you know that Wayne took his life this morning.” My knees collapsed under me. “No! How can this be? What happened? Why? What was wrong with...